For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
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.