Thursday, May 17, 2018

An Incredible Spring Day

A beautiful spring day spent in the woods of Connecticut. The day after some substantial rain and a barrage of violent storms the peace and beauty came forth like like magic creating a true wonderland. It was cool enough for me to wear a flannel shirt and the sky may have brighten some but if so it went unnoticed. I had a first this day and that was a pretty good amount of those little sulphurs flying about. So tag along with me and enjoy what I experienced on this grand spring day.






































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    1. William Shuck
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      Bill it's appreciated.

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  2. Beautiful pictures, Alan. Those browns are real beauties, with that one being a real chunk! What a great day to be outdoors, and I am glad you could take advantage of the opportunity.
    Best, Sam

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    1. Parachute Adams
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      Sam it was a ten best day so far this year.
      That hefty really gave me and the Cane and Silk 3wt a workout. He went airborne several times and then sort of sulked on the bottom. I finally subdued him near that bunch of wood along the bank.

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    2. Alan, that hefty one must have been a spectacular sight as it tore up that water and went airborne. People who don't fish will never understand what a thrill it is to witness something like that while feeling the power of the fish on the small rod. It is just the best.

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    3. Sam you know how much better a battle is with a wild trout versus a stocked trout. And on the light stick makes it all the better.
      It is a thrill for sure friend.

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  3. You are a true artist with the camera.A beautiful day indeed.

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    1. Mark Kautz
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      Mark a great deal of credit lies with the camera.

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  4. That's some pretty healthy looking spring fish. Looks nice! Good outing.

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    1. spike
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      The browns are enjoying a very good food source. Everything is really coming to life now.

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  5. Stunning Alan, absolutely stunning.

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    1. George
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      We nailed it...at least this time.

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  6. Alan
    I just might have to frame the fly rod and brown---in fact what a fitting name for an image taken by a gifted photographer. Spring is my favorite time of the year and you captured it in true form in this post. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell
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      Bill I was going to send that photo to Mike over at Cane and Silk. It is so alive out there right now.

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    1. Bureboyblog
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      Your comment is appreciated.

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  8. Alan,
    How incredibly beautiful your spring day turned out to be! The fish, the flies, the greenery all around! Even the water looks more "delicious" now than it does in the winter time (obviously!). Dang, I wanna be where you are!
    Envious D.

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    1. Dougsden
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      Doug everyday is getting better, with the rain coming at regular intervals the green-up is exploding, and so are the fish.
      Happy here in CT.

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  9. Just stunning colors Alan. I think I envy your day!

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    1. Howard Levett
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      Howard I envy my days...and so I have so many to thank for them. Keep them coming.

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    1. Justin Carfagnini
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      Justin I appreciate your comments.

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  11. Fantastic. A privilege to be there. John

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    1. The Two Terriers
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      John so it is.

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  12. Hi Alan,
    That stream looks so lush and verdant (if not even a little primordial!). Those are some nice brown trout to...
    What is the pattern you are using?
    Alistair

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    1. Anonymous
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      Alistair in some places along that stream you almost expect a dinosaur to walk through.
      I used several patterns, the first is a Genesee Jewel, the second is a jingler variation, and the last is Salars Nemesis.

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  13. Alan
    AWESOME !!!Photos of the wild brownies and wild flowers!!!
    Just Stunning!!

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    1. TROUT1
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      Pete it all came together that day. Cool rainy weather should keep it going.

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  14. Hard to beat that. Spring is all too short for my taste. A permanent alternation between spring and fall with only a month of summer and winter between would suit me just fine.

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    1. RM Lytle
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      Rowan I like your thinking very much.

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    2. Hi Alan, Cold and damp = excellent trout fishing. Trout fishing these past few days is about as good as it gets. Hemingway said it in dialog yrs ago "anyone can be a fisherman in May".

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    3. John Dornik
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      John I agree, the trout have been on the heavy feed. A great deal of near surface activity.
      Hemingway had it pegged.

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