Well folks here it is July 1st, wow that was fast. I know all of you know that a mere six months from now and we will be in the Christmas season....Focus Alan.
When ever I fish this stream I make it a point to stop at this country store for a cup of a most wonderful cup of coffee. "Hadlyme Blend"...I drink my coffee black so I can get the true flavor of the coffee. This blend is bold but smooth and scratches the itch that good coffee should do. Flowers and coffee , good mood, and ready to take on some brook trout.
Lovely looking piece of water, back to that in a few.Until I reached this section of stream I had not brought a trout to hand. I believe I was 0 for 7. In that streak I had 2 solid hook-ups and the rest were strikes. I had been fishing a variety of flies and most of the action came from dry flies. In this run just beyond the lovely underwater greenery is a deep hole. As the fly drifted I saw a fish move, but no take. Again and again I cast and no interest was shown. I continued to fish the run casting to all sections from top to tail.
As I was reeling in the slack line, at a rapid rate, that this gorgeous brookie struck the fast moving fly. Moments later he was at hand. They are all brook trout but they are all different.
I like to believe there were several more brookies in this run but they never showed themselves.
But this guy did. This is the second bass I caught in this stream this year. The other one was the same size and for that matter it may very well be the same one.