Thursday, October 11, 2018

An Autumn Mosaic

I spent about five hours on a small stream yesterday. It was a beautiful day once the clouds broke and it was one of those days where everything went right. The stream was running almost at capacity, clear crisp water, I mean it sparkled like diamonds. I spent more time taking in the scenery than I did fishing, now that may not be entirely true but it was close. Looking into the stream the colored leaves seem to jump right at you, and when placed against the cobble bottom it look like a mosaic...natures mosaic.



The trees are in various stages of color change, some gold some red, there is also that clump of green in there.


The brook trout are not to be outdone. Many colors present along the body of this one.


I wish I could capture to true colors of this leaf jam. They were so vibrant with the riffled water flowing over the top....a few inches below that jam a willing brookie took a dry fly.




The fly...it's colors are that of fall.


Could fishing get any better? This angler says no..


This fly did reasonably well in it's first outing.


days to come...












24 comments:

  1. Alan
    Beautiful images, especially the leaf pictures that could grace the wall of any den. Did the trout take the fly subsurface or surface? Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell
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      Bill the camera doesn't capture the actual beauty of those images. Most of the fish were taken on the surface, but a few were tempted to take that naked fly.

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  2. Amazing pics... I'd love to blow up the first and last and frame them, or have them put on framed canvas as decorations. Amazing!

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    1. Hibernation
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      Will I would agree on the striking color of those photos. They will be nice to look at come January.

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  3. Hi Alan
    Great blog once again....
    Nature does provide a wonderful tapestry of colours, hues and textures at this time of year.
    Alistair

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    1. Alistair Corbishley
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      Alistair mother nature is quite the artist, and fall is her finest subject.

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  4. Alan,
    Your'e are artist, both at the tying bench and with the camera.

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    1. bill piatek
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      Bill you are a kind soul.

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  5. Can't beat a beautiful Autumn day for wetting a line.

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    1. Mark Kautz
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      Mark these are but a few days where it all comes together.

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  6. I agree -- fall is decidedly the prettiest time of the year. It does not hurt the season's reputation IMO that trout are cooperative then. Those colored-up brookies are breathtakingly beautiful.

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    1. William Shuck
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      Bill the brookies have been so aggressive. The rises have been vicious, it's like they haven't eaten before.
      The colors are breathtaking.

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  7. Magical, this time of year. The only problem for me is deciding what I should fish for... everything is good!

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    1. RM Lytle
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      Rowan "magical" is a great word to describe Autumn...I saw your FB page, though I think the brook trout is your favorite....

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  8. I love this time of year & you have captured the mood brilliantly well done Alan.

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    1. George
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      George this time of year puts me in a wonderful frame of mind. The clarity is striking.

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  9. Alan, I love that last photograph in the sequence. Stunning. Regards, John

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    1. Anonymous
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      John it came together so naturally.

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  10. The stream bed in the last photo and the brookie above it share every color. Beautiful shots, Alan.

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    1. mike
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      Mike the two of them have a rivalry going and we are the winners.

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  11. Alan I really like your romantic part to see the situations that nature offers us. I congratulate you, you have a great don.

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    1. Armando Milosevic
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      Armando nature is a beautiful lady, and romance is part of what makes us seek such places where she shares her beauty.

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  12. Alan, you captured the fall colors so well with both fish and scenery. A much appreciated sight having recently arrived home again from crowded city environments. While driving, I find myself looking at little blue lines wondering if brook or brown trout might live in them. I bet some do have trout.

    Best Regards, Sam

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    1. Parachute Adams
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      Sam many of those little blue lines to have trout. While they may not be large or many of them most are content with carving out a life in not the most fertile of environments. It's the weekend Sam slow down and relax.

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