Last week I ventured out to a new stream. The day was predicted to be very warm and with the snow melt I guessed the waters would be cold and off color, "wrong". They were indeed cold but the clarity was unreal. As I moved along the stream I saw places that just screamed brookies, but knowing full well of last summer and fall's hot and dry conditions I really did not know what I would find in the stream. I found a nice feeder stream and wanted to check that out as well but time was limited and I chose to fish the main brook and visit the little feeder next time.
Water rushing into a beautiful pool, what will it hold?
Well a dry fly fished along a seam told me what it held.
Why the stream in named "Hemlock Brook" some areas are so thick with them, they are old growth and appear to be doing fine.
Some of the deeper water gave up several brookies that viciously slammed a streamer. Can you identify the streamer?
The further up stream I worked the more fish I saw, but not necessarily caught.
Wild and strong....