Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Seasonal Changes Along A Small Stream

Clear water, trout will be found along the shady bank
As the season changes some notice very little of it. Yeah football starts, baseball is going to it's post season and a tree or two has started to show color. Life along a small stream as well as in the stream show those changes as well. The water levels are dropping, rain is needed but it is not that bad. The waters have cooled and with the lower flows the clarity of the stream is magnified. The last few outings are shown here and you will see them. Please enjoy.



Contrasts....colored leaf, brown bug.


A tad more orange and this jewel will be ready to meet a mate.


A peaceful place to cast a fly. A strike could come from anywhere.


See what I mean....it could and it did.


The wild brook trouts greatest need, cold clean flowing water.


Unpretentious...a wild brookie and a simple fly.




While about the woods stop and pickup a few wild hickory nuts. Spend some time cracking and picking and....


And someone might take them and put them into some gingerbread. And the best of it is this blogger can enjoy some as I finish this.













22 comments:

  1. Alan
    Outstanding photos of the stream and brookies. Great job!

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    1. TROUT1
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      Pete the outdoors is always photogenic....

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  2. Alan,
    I was taking in your wonderful posting and I came across the photo of hickory nuts! How odd this worked out! This past Sunday afternoon, my wife and our granddaughter Olivia went looking for hickories and found a bunch. They are now stored away (after a couple days of drying) and ready for baking and just good eating all winter long! I stopped at that same tree on the way home from fishing this evening and collected about a third of a plastic bag of them again! They are everywhere and it one of life's simple pleasures to collect them and then eat them. I also do the same procedure with black walnuts of which there are oodles of still on the tree and on the ground already! I think it's going to be an early winter. What do you think?
    Dougsden....

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    1. Dougsden
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      Hickory nuts are plentiful here this year, some areas have been dropping them early. There is work to getting the meat out of the shell but well worth it.
      I'm not sure about an early winter, but I think we here in CT will have snow before Thanksgiving.

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  3. I still cant get over how beautiful brook trout are. I've caught some very pretty coloured browns and rainbows here in OZ but they dont come close to the good looks of a brookie. I still think it's a pity that they never really thrived here in Australia. We have a species of galaxiad minnow that is called native or mountain trout that will take a small fly like a trout.Not had the pleasure of catching any as yet.
    Thanks for taking us along with you, Alan.

    Kind Regards,

    Steve.

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    1. Steve Hynes
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      Steve there's no argument on the beauty of the brook trout. As far as them taking hold down under, that's a bit odd. They seem to thrive wherever they are stocked. I must google your galaxid minnow to see what they look like.

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  4. Did you meet the big fellow that lives under that cut in the first photo?

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    1. RM Lytle
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      Rowan I hooked several average brookies in that run but nothing very big.

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  5. Alan
    Fall is one of my favorite times of the year!!! Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell
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      It's one of ours also.

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  6. I agree, this time of year has so many competing things, it is often hard to pick.

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    1. Ralph Long
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      Ralph it's competition I love...bring it on.

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  7. Alan where in the US are you as I can feel another holiday coming on....lol

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    1. George
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      George the northeast, New England...come on over.

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  8. Beautiful pictures of a New England brook trout stream during the best time of year to fish in my opinion. A great way to end the outing with gingerbread and a cup of good black coffee. I could not tell if that bug on the leaf is a real insect, or one of your well tied flies!

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    1. Parachute Adams
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      Sam we in New England can really appreciate what a beautiful time of year fall can be. I take it you like black coffee. Sam the fly got snagged on the leaf and I thought it would make a good photo.

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    2. Alan, leaves on the water can indeed be a challenge this time of year. The "leaf hatch", a term I learned from you, haha!

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    3. Sam it's a pretty good description.
      We have the month of October to deal with it.
      Tight lines buddy.

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  9. Your small streams colorful foliage and brook trout are the epitome of Fall in New England.

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    1. Howard Levett
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      Howard I believe everyone should experience autumn in New England, as well as catching a brook trout in one of our small streams.

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  10. Wonderful pictures (as always!) of your blue lines Alan. I was out on my stream last weekend after a few weeks absence and noticed a distinct change in the seasons from summer to autumn. It is a beautiful time of year, but those fallen leaves are such a nuisance on the leader!
    Alistair

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    1. Anonymous
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      Alistair those leaf hatches can be frustrating. I have taken some nice trout that were hiding under large leaf jams. It's the time of year for the angler friend.

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