Thursday, June 28, 2018

"Quiet" And A Short Video

Have you ever experienced walking in the woods to one of your favorite streams. Maybe you were on a hike to scout out a fall hunting spot, or just outdoors in a place that you enjoy being. Suddenly as you stop momentarily you realize the deafening sound of quiet. I have been out where the only sounds are that of the natural world fill my ears. Birds chirping, a slight breeze pushing the tree branches are happening and suddenly it all ceases and there is only quiet. In this world that quiet is so comforting and refreshing. This can happen to you and it is a place close to home....below is a short video of a happening I encountered on a small stream just this week. Not only is enjoyable to watch, it's also enjoyable to listen to....all natural. Enjoy.



A Connecticut wild brook trout.




22 comments:

  1. Lovely Alan, thanks for posting some peace this morning!

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    1. Mark Wittman
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      Mark we all can use a little respite from daily stuff.

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  2. You have just described the walk I take down to my local stream Alan!
    Did you have a go for that little fellow in the video?
    Alistair

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    1. Anonymous
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      Alistair, I fished for that brookie for a half hour. I was far upstream of him and very careful and patient not to let him know my whereabouts. Four different flies, and nothing. I did manage to catch one from that pool.

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  3. That took me there for a little while ...

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    1. William Shuck
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      Bill I hope you enjoyed your time on the little stream.

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  4. Alan, As always a beautiful post. The streams that you fish are spring-fed or from small ponds and lakes higher up in the forest? All the best, John

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    1. The Two Terriers
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      John most of the streams are spring fed. They rely on ample rainfall to aid in keeping them flowing nicely.
      I fish a couple of streams that have lake origins, but also pick up some cold water from a few springs along the way.

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  5. Just wonderful Alan! It's moments like that where I get to just sit and watch a wild fish in the place it is meant to be doing what it is supposed to do, like that brook trout... that's when my mind is most free and clear.

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    1. RM Lytle
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      Rowan it's so relaxing watching a creature of nature in it's place. When we do all cares are gone.

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  6. Curious to know how much of small stream trout fishing involves casting to trout you can see vs. trout hiding under cover. Probably difficult to quantify exactly but I generally believe fish in clear water under sunny skies are less likely to hit. But then I fish for small pond bass. Thanks.

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    1. MrKevinkins
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      As you can see that brook trout had no issue with coming up to the surface and splashing. It gave up it's position to anything in the area of it, then went right back to feeding in the same spot.
      Now you just cast a shadow or cause a vibration on the bank and the fish is gone. Caution....

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  7. Great video, Alan. I could sit there and watch that brook trout feed for hours and appreciate what you captured there. That beauty had a tough assignment figuring out what was food and what wasn't floating on the surface. Love that dart to the right when it saw something to its liking.

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    1. Parachute Adams
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      Sam he went for that fly which looked to be a spinner, or a nymph that got stuck in the surface film. I watched him take a few more off the top before I fished for him.

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  8. "And silence, like a poultice, comes
    To heal the blows of sound"
    Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

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    1. Beaverdam
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      His words so apply.

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  9. The video is superb! You might entitle it "Me and My shadow … ".

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    1. tangofish
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      His shadow was quite pronounced.
      Maybe Bob Romano might let me use his term "Shadows in the Stream"

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  10. Alan
    Great therapy!!!! Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell
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      That it is Bill.

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  11. Alan- Thanks for making my morning!

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    1. NJpatbee
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      Pat he made my day the day I had the pleasure to see him.

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