For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Meet Mr. and Mrs.
This has been a bountiful spring here in Connecticut. In terms of rainfall and brook trout I can't remember a better year. I was out poking around a stream on Saturday and found some willing fish. My thoughts were to fish dry flies, which I did but were not taken the way I thought they would. Another lesson learned in brook trout forest. As you can see from the picture the stream was clear and bright. The flow was perfect with water from bank to bank. It's funny that with so much water and so many places to swim the brookies still like their familiar places to hang out.
One of many dry flies I used this day. Not a one brought a fish to hand.
This handsome fellow is Mr. Fontinalis....look carefully at him and compare to Mrs. Fontinalis below.
These days are what "real fishing" is all about.
Meet Mrs. Fontinalis....so beautiful and a perfect match to Mr. Fontinalis.