Tuesday, November 1, 2016

As I Closed October

Often times you have heard me mention that Autumn is that "glorious" season. Well in that glorious season is the highlight of that  season and that's October. The month came to an end yesterday and luckily I was able to fish on the next to the last day. For the most part the leaves have peaked, and have fallen. The streams have been cleared of the floaters and dry flies can again be fished without a hassle. Cold nights have brought the clarity of the streams to brilliance. With the leaf canopy gone and super clear water the brook trout are even more skittish.



A "wishing well" a dry fly floated here with the wish of a take.


Walking along here it was nice to hear the stream talking. A sort of trance takes over and is suddenly broken by the rise of a trout.


It's great to hold such a remarkable creature, a survivor who looks to be in good condition.


So many places to hide..better be quiet.




Oh those hemlocks, brook trout magnets. I walk far upstream and let the big fly float slowly down until it just passes the hemlock. I see the wake of the fish and then the explosion. "Fish on"


October's finest,in this glorious season.
















20 comments:

  1. A perfect way to close out October! The photo of the last brookie is a beauty!! Well done!

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    1. TROUT1
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      Pete it's getting a treat before a trick.

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  2. And a wonderful way for me to start a November morning gazing at your travels in the woods.

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    1. Bill/Tully
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      Bill i enjoy taking you along as always.

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  3. It's 5am and I'm just about to head off to work. Your photos of a beautiful small stream and brook trout will help me get through the day. Thank you Alan.
    Cheers,
    Steve.

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    1. Steve Hynes
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      Bill I'm there to help you make it through your day....the stream and the brook trout are a plus.

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  4. Fall is a great time to fish, Alan, especially when the leaf hatch is complete. Beautiful brook trout, that last one being a dandy. Hard for me to get out after work these days unless I sneak out a little early and even that will come to an end as we go back to EDT this weekend. Your posts and pictures will allow me to fish with you as we enter the "dark season".

    Sam

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    1. Parachute Adams
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      Sam I'm not a fan of the dark season...to long of a night. Have to enjoy these times while I can.

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  5. Yes, a great way to close out October. Yuki and I were to fish Monday, but 4 days of rain blew out anything that looked like a river. Maybe Thursday.

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    1. Mark Kautz-Shoreman
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      I see on our weather reports that you guys got hammered. Hopefully the streams will come down for you.

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  6. How can you not love the fall where trout live? Great pics!

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    1. Ralph Long
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      Ralph it can't be beat.

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  7. A beautiful time of year well captured as always!

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    1. Mark Wittman
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      Mark these days move by us very fast.

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  8. Thank you for posts such as these. I am sidelined with a chronic foot issue that unfortunately prevents me from spending time astream. I can vicariously fish until better days.

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    1. Unknown
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      "Friend" your known here. Sorry about your foot. There are a few of us who have faced the same issue, "not being able to fish" and know how difficult that can be....enjoy

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    1. George
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      George from your keen eye.

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  10. it is good to get to the end of a project in this sporting event, and be satisfied with what has been achieved. you have completed the season and we begin here, just with patagonico quite windy here in my region, but we have already obtained some small brown trout to start the summer season.
    Thanks Alan for sharing all those good moments yours.

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    1. Armando Milosevic
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      Armando I was speaking of the end of October...our fishing season pretty much never ends, just some of the regulations.
      Nice to take some trout at the start of your summer.

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