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Saturday, May 18, 2019
Wild Brookies And Wild Browns part 2
I have written several posts about a stream that has shown a slight reversal in a normal trend. That trend is the strong return of wild brook trout to a stream that is a wild brown trout stronghold. I've noticed this shift over the last couple of years. At first is was subtle, and the brookies were small but this year there are more and bigger brookies. I can't explain this and perhaps my writing about this may jinx the revival, "my luck" and "I hope not"...
I was on that stream last week and found an assortment of browns and brookies. They were scattered over a wide range of areas. They were taking dries on the surface as well as soft-hackles.
What perfect water. As you can imagine those large rocks held a trout behind them.
Lovely sights on this spring morning.
This brookie took a soft-hackle. I could almost visualize her following it as it drifted downstream. Then as it stopped and pulsed in the current she slammed it.
Dry fly water.
I'll check back on this stream over the summer and see how it fares. I'm hopeful this trend continues.