Friday, August 19, 2016

As I Fish

"Moose Pond"
There's not been many ventures along the small streams as of late. I did manage a little trek on my home waters last week after some considerable rain swelled it to where a fly could be floated. Most of the reflections have come from some lakes and a beautiful pond. The fish have been smallmouth, sunfish and a few perch. While none of these were of trophy proportions they were a blast to catch. When you gear your tackle to the size fish you target it makes for some real exciting hookups.



There was top water hits, and most came from these.


Places as these are very comforting to the eye and soul.


These fellows liked the fly under the surface. When taken and hooked they did an act that would rival an Olympic athlete.


Could they be Oysters?....Perhaps snow?


The "Barred Trout" as they were called by "Joe Haines" in James Prosek's book "Young Love and Brook Trout" they are a strong fighter.



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    1. TROUTI
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      Pete it's a change for sure. At least I'm able to cast a fly to something that might actually eat it.

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  2. That's a pretty looking pond and it is indeed comforting to the heart and soul.
    I've reread Thoreau's "Walden" many times and the photo made me think of the pond he fished. Have you been to or fished that pond?
    Cheers,
    Steve.

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    1. Steve Hynes
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      Steve I've drove past it several times but have never stopped to check it out. Something else to add to my list.

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  3. neat barred! like those fungi growths, too. and the opening blue view...

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    1. TexWisGirl
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      Theresa I wish I knew how to tell which mushrooms are good to eat, I come across so many.

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  4. Alan, you've just about got me convinced you have found heaven on earth. Well done.

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    1. Howard Levett
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      Howard it's true and I'm so thankful to the creator.

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  5. You gotta love those smallies on a fly rod, Alan. Boy do they ever fight and indeed are a blast to catch. Best, Sam

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    1. Parachute Adams
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      Sam love them I do, they hit the fly hard and then the fun begins.

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  6. Alan, nice mix of different species you caught in that lake. I noticed that the markings on the smallmouth are different than ours. I am always fascinated by color differences in fish from different regions. Their is something about spending a peaceful day on a beautiful lake. Thanks for the post.

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    1. Brad Basehore
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      Brad I to have noticed variations in these fish. I don't know if that's because of the habitat the live in, or a separate strain. I love those quiet days.
      Brad could you e-mail me, at uppahdam@aol.com
      I have a few questions for you.

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  7. Ah to fish or just to sit and watch the world pass by in such spots is always good for the soul Brk, the last fish reminds of our own 'Perch' although not as stocky.

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    1. John Wooldridge
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      John places as these refresh us, which is so needed.
      That guy didn't miss to many meals.

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  8. Alan, I sent you my address,looking forward to hearing from you. Brad

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    1. Brad, got the email and responded.

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  9. Hi, Alan........ Did finally make it over to read this most recent post. As you know, I have done quite a bit of pond fishing in my area. I love me some fly fishing for Bluegill. The Smallmouth I have hooked on a fly rod have been nothing short of amazing too me. They hit so hard and fight hard that a guy could throw out his shoulder just trying to get them in. Kudos to you for sharing this experience.

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    1. Grandpa Mel
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      Mel, I"m aware of your prowess when it comes to pond fishing. I'm hoping to see a post from you showing us how it's done.

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