Wednesday, March 27, 2019

I Believe There Could Be......

Pretty impressive pine.
There is a stream I'm quite familiar with. I have fished this stream many times over the years and have taken a lot of beautiful trout from its waters. The trout mostly browns with the once in awhile brookie thrown in. In as much as I have fished the stream there are places I have not paid much attention to. The area where the stream flows is somewhat problematic as far as walking along the bank or wading. The slow flow and deep pools cause silting and some pretty impressive areas of calf deep mud. The suction that these mud areas possess can be scary.



Though the slow flows here look like it may be shallow it is not the case. Some sections are deep with some very inviting submerged woody debris.


This pool is where I saw a very big brown trout on Monday. The fish was holding in the calmer water just downstream. As I walked to the edge to make a cast he bolted to the deep roilly section and and was gone. My estimation of the size of this brown was 16". This would make it "if caught" my personal best small stream wild brown. I will seek this fish, and it will have to be in the next few months. I suspect the stream warms in this area and he will likely move out to cooler waters.


I have just the flies that I think will bring this brown up.







15 comments:

  1. I'd eat those Alan! Enjoy the chase!

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    1. Hibernation
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      Will I hope the fish have the same feelings.

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  2. Wow, a fish with your name on it. How cool is that?

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    1. Mark Kautz
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      Mark he knows I'm there...

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  3. Flymph's rule. Have fun hunting that fish, I know I'm looking forward to the story and pics.

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    1. mike
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      Mike it's my Moby Dick. Well it has that feel.

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  4. Alan, you know where that big brown lives. My bet is on you connecting with it. Amazing to me the energy you have seeking out the trout on these beautiful streams you know so well. I was going to fish after work tonight, but said the heck with it. I hope I save up energy at some time. Best, Sam

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    1. Parachute Adams
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      Sam the energy is there but the recovery time is a hell of a lot longer. I have an issue with my back and if I push to hard or often it bites me back. I don't move as fast as I used to, slow and savor.

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  5. Stay tuned for later details... BTW, whatever are those lovely flies?

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    1. William Shuck
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      Bill there will be another chapter I'm sure.
      The flies are my creation built off of the Irish Mayfly.
      They are tied on a size 8 hook and are fished both wet and dry. It's hilarious to see a 4" brookies become completely unhinged when one floats by.

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    2. I'd like to see those posted you-know-where!

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    3. Bill and Mike I'll post the fly on the forum and here.

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  6. Alan
    Just wondering how long will a trout this size stay in an area of this stream? Thanks for sharing

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