For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Friday, December 15, 2017
I Have Been Fishing......
It has been some time since I've given a fishing report. It's not that I haven't been fishing it's just that I had a few other matters I wanted to offer you. So lets go.
I have been out a couple of times in the last week or so on different streams, each one was a good one in terms of beauty, simplicity, and in the mix a fish or two.
A small stream after a fresh snow. It was cold and snow light and fluffy, which makes for an easy walk.
We had fished for a few hours, for me it was slow in terms of hook-ups but there is so much more to winter angling than just fish to hand. Simplicity a wonderful factor in small stream angling and in the winter that's a term I call "super simplicity"....most times I fish one fly, or two, this day it was two a dry and pinkie.
I approached this little bend in the stream. It has an undercut with a good flow of water leading to it. I was armed with the pinkie so I let it drift. As it neared the undercut a fish hit and it hard. I could feel that the fish was on and soon the little section of stream exploded. I saw the fish move every where it could it was really testing the little glass rod. I was finally able to gain control and swung the fish along towards my hand.
Low and behold a rainbow, this is a big fish for this little stream. I was impressed by its dark color and orange gill plate. This stream is not stocked but the pond below it is and once in awhile one of these rainbows get adventurous and moves upstream.