For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Monday, July 1, 2019
Franklin Land Trust's "Crowningshield"
Paid a visit to one of the northeast's most beautiful places. Crowningshield is as grand as it was the first time I fished it back in 2015. The West Branch of the North River that flows through the conserved area. It's waters hold wild brook trout and while I can't be certain I do believe there are salmon in there also. The area also has numerous small streams that are worth fishing and being in an area with changing weather the brook trout can be hot or really cold, and by that I mean fishing wise. The last few years have been generous and the brookies respond in numbers. These fish were sly but they could not resist a top water fly.
The Green Mountains. Looking north into Vermont. Down in the valley a river runs through it.
The West Branch of the North River.
An inhabitant of these parts.
One of the many small streams in the area. A dry fly dropped into a pool usually brings a response.
A series of pools followed by a set of riffles, all good for the brook trout.
These jewels are worth the effort.
The only fly used, it looks like poop, and may very well be the worst fly I have ever tied. More on it later.