This is probably the smallest stream I've ever fished for brook trout. When I gazed into it yesterday I could not believe what I saw. Man it was full of mini-brookies, they were scattering every where. I dropped a fly in that stream in various places and I had a awesome response. I'll finish telling you about it in a future post.
Last week I had a spectacular day of fishing, and what made it so special aside from where I fished and the trout I caught was the fact that I only fished one fly. That fly was a "Golden Badger" emerger. It's a fly with few materials and pretty easy to tie.....Recipe is..Tail, lemon wood duck...Body, brown thread lightly dubbed with ginger squirrel, and golden badger hackle.
The Golden Badger is similar to the "Lackie Special" it to is an emerger and has been a very good producer of late.
Peaceful Places, pretty much sums it up. The latest newsletter from "The Franklin Land Trust" has a great article on the on going restoration-enhancement of there Crowningshield Conserved Property. The west branch of the North River flows through this pristine piece of the northeast. It has wild brook trout and I can tell you that they are worth the effort it takes to be able to fish for them. The FLT is doing great work here, and you can read about it here, or you can contact them at Franklin Land Trust.org take a few minutes and drop them a line or two and tell them what good work they are doing and how much it means to like minded people like us. They will appreciate it.