For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Monday, May 7, 2018
An Easy Sunday Morning
Yesterday morning broke to a light rain shower. The day was to be cloudy with a sprinkle or two, typical early May weather. I planned to meet Kirk at a stream and fish for a few hours and perhaps coax a fish or two to take a fly. This time of year the woods are brimming with color. Flowers are bursting forth colors. The wet air just seems to highlight to color.
The stream in places just sort of meanders at a slow pace with a somewhat stronger riffle in places. Most flies at times will work here, and what you select is as good as another.
This streams contains another Connecticut native, one that is quite the battler when hooked. The fallfish, this male in his spawning attire took a soft-hackle. These fish fight like salmon. The dart, run and leap and on my 4"10" 3wt really impress.
Very pretty...soon they will be "wader wreckers".....defenders of brook trout waters.
Such places can produce wonderful surprises.
"Beautiful"...on a cloudy dam morning he was hungry.
What the hell is that. I found this pattern on the net somewhere. I think it's a Danish sea-trout fly. I've been wanting to try it locally and I did yesterday....more time is needed.
All turned out well, a few fish caught, a cup of coffee and a oatmeal raisin cookie enjoyed...life is indeed good.