For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Life my friends....
A free-flowing stream in eastern Connecticut
Small streams, blue lining, rock hopping, knuckle busting, knee scraping, and frequent dips into the water. These are but a few examples of the adventures of a small stream angler. This angler who will seek out a four inch fish with a 300.00 fly rod when a 69.00 special will do. In his fly box are many flies, he knows this is unnecessary for his quarry really will take almost any fly. He moves along the stream often at eye level with it. Many times his eyes will focus upon a mink, a salamander or a hornet. With the sound of the tumbling of water he is still able to hear the sound of a brook trout rising to grab a grasshopper. This angler will find gourmet status eating a peanut butter sandwich, his table an elegant stone. Out here a cold drink of water seems finer than a French wine.
The small stream angler is not a special breed. This desire to be with nature in a pristine place lies in all of us, we need only to be there and experience it.
Wild jewel from that eastern Connecticut stream
In the July/August issue of Eastern Fly Fishing is a wonderful feature on small streams. The section known as "Exposure"...well worth the price....Thanks to Davis Cannon, Dave Fason, Kevin Feenstra, Joe Janiak, Joe Klementovich, Henry Ramsay, and Connor Tapscott.