"The Outback"..this is a kinder gentler version known as the "Fern Brook" section. I spent some time here a few days ago and found myself surrounded by unbelievable beauty. The ferns were such an intense green, and were slightly swaying in the soft breeze. As I moved to the stream I could almost hear a trout rise, slowly moving to the edge I gazed over the glassy surface looking for that rise, which was not to come, at least not at that time.
I moved along the stream fishing a dry fly. In certain pockets I managed to bring a trout to strike, and in a few of those pockets the strike lead to a hook-up.
While fishing I noticed some rises right along the bank. They were very splashy and being so close to the shore I thought the fish were taking ants...I was right.
Any place that featured woody debris seemed to be a hot spot. This run produced several hook-ups.
And some strong wild brown trout.
A fine day this was fishing "Fern Brook"...paid a visit to the tree we decorated for Christmas for the lovey wildlife in the area, good to see old friends.