Riffles, did I ever mention it's my favorite place to fish, especially on a small stream. These swift water gems not only produce fish they also provide a sense of security to the trout. You would be amazed at the size and amount of trout that find security in a skinny riffle.
They will be found to the left, to the right, in the little plunge. At times they will be in the upper part of a riffle and other times at the tail. But be assured they are there.
This guy was taken from the riffle above along with a few others.
I poked several trout in this 4 foot riffle. They splashed and jumped and as much commotion as they made they did not stop the others from striking the fly.
Do you know why trout like to spend time in the riffles?
Lift up a few rocks in a riffle....man there's a buffet there. There were nymphs of various sizes, lot's of aquatic worms and some other strange life forms.
There were plenty of these to, why they were under the stones beats the hell out of me.
So guys next time out don't pass up the riffles.
The LL Bean Fish and Game by Angus Cameron has a great section for "camp cooking"...lots of good stuff. I picked this one out of a few and we enjoyed it tonight.