For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Friday, December 21, 2018
A Very Good Day
A familiar scene in many of my posts
Yesterday I met with Rowan (CT. Fly Angler) for some small stream fishing. It has been some time since we last fished together so the ride to the stream made for some good and informative talk. The day was really nice with sunshine and mild temps. The stream we had chosen was one that we both are familiar with. It has all types of water from wicked fast to long slow pools. We started fishing at the upper end, and quite frankly that is where we should have stayed. It was there where we had most of our success. In that area Rowan caught 2 brookies and some fallfish. I managed but one lone brookie. I fished a multitude of flies but that wasn't necessary for we both came to the conclusion that the heavy rains of the late summer and fall had changed the stream. There were some massive trees that washed in and down, these trees took out many productive pools. In one area we both talked about a very large boulder that had been moved by the heavy flows.
We had fun though and that's a big part of small stream angling. As I type this it's pouring rain outside, and they predict 2-3 inches. Hold on fellows.
Rowan stalking the stream near the red barn.
My only fish of the day. A brook trout which was in fantastic shape. It took a Gartside Sparrow.
The fishing was the highlight of the day but the bowl of hot venison stew was a very close second.