For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Monday, May 28, 2018
Two Natives Same Stream
A lovely little stream, slow riffles and quiet pools. The stream meanders through hemlock and hardwoods, creating cool waters. The part I have been fishing holds a fair share of brook trout and has been good to me over the years. The brook trout are not alone in this stream, for it also holds another gamer.
That day I had success with the natives. They were hungry and they took flies readily.
The stream takes a plunge through some nasty boulders. I have wanted to fish the pockets created here but do to some safety concerns I chose not to and leave it alone.
Beyond this log jam there is a stretch of quit water. A section of the stream where it flows into a pond. It was here where I viewed fish rising. I tied on a dry and cast to the rises. Slurp and a battle was on. A few moments later and a wild one was at hand.
In the course of an hour I must have caught 15 of these guys, all on dry flies. These fish move up into the stream from a pond, I assume the insect activity draws them up.
It is a good day when you can catch brookies and sunfish in the same stream.