For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Monday, November 19, 2018
It's The First
Although the calendar says that winter is still over a month away, around here it has been in full swing. The last week saw some pretty cold temps along with wind and a 6 inch snowfall. The first snow always has that magical feeling to it, it's the reality of what happened that shocks the body later on. Well I enjoyed it and took some time to explore a stream. It's so beautiful to see fresh snow all the way to the waters edge. The only tracks are that of deer and squirrels.
The stream was flowing swiftly. It looked dark and cold with the exception of a bright sunspot upon it when the sun was so generous. I started with a dry fly as I usually do. In short time I realized that was not the best choice. I personally have indicators that tell me if a dry is going to work, and those indicators told me "not today"....so wet flies and streamers and....
Sudden changes in weather can turn a stream off very quickly and put the bite in slow mode. Luckily I found a few willing to take Salars Nemesis.
Places like this just beg to be fished, and I wasted no time. I bumped several fish in the pool, and finally hooked one.
He followed the fly as it swung through the outer frothy water and took it as it neared the surface.
The family is all grown up. They have moved on to perhaps warmer climes.