For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Stop and Look
Why do we fish? Well that's a simple question and and equally simple answer follows...it's to catch fish. Very true and you will not get an argument on that from me. But, there is so much more to fishing and if you only believe that catching fish is why you do it then reading on is probably not for you.
I spend so much time not fishing when I'm fishing that if it were a law I'd be in jail. Scenes like you see here show just how much more there is to fishing. A little stream seems to void of fish, when in fact there are quite a few. A dry fly dropped on the slick still pool brings a rise. Now being a splashy rise the other fish head for cover.
Just look at all the places you'll find fish in this photo. I'll not tell you the spots instead I'll let you find them.
Wide open spaces, sunny spots. Not ideal for sure but you can see the places where a fly will connect.
Now here is what I mean when I say I spend as much time not fishing as I do fishing. This little water fall had my attention for quite some time. I took several photos and sat on a rock just thinking about the trout that use the area of the falls. When there is high water do the brookies leap the falls. In the deep run below the falls do they hold and hide. The wood jam is also beautiful in it's own right. Next time out stop for a few minutes and see what's really going on, it's like catching that big one.