Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Through the rain drops....

Walking from the parking area a soft rain began to fall. The sky dark and the promise of sunshine was not in the future. It was going to be one of those days where coping with rain drops would be necessary if I was to find what I was looking for. So before I made my first cast of the day I found what I was looking for and that was what you see in the first photo. The day would have been a success even though I had not brought a fish to hand.

On these late summer outings the dampness seems to highlight the beauty of the woods. I love these days more so then bright sunny days. A slow intermittent rain also puts the brookies at ease. This was seen in the fact that not one spooked while I walked along.


Wood in the stream provides so much for the trout that inhabit the tiny blue lines.


It is also a road map to finding willing brookies.


This time of year one can see some subtle changes taking place.


What a promising looking spot. Not only that I noticed a small dimple on the surface, a brookie maybe, or might it be a crease in the current.


It was both a crease and a brookie.


Time and water keep moving. The fish do the same...here one day and gone the next.


I'm glad they were here this day, a day through the rain drops.














16 comments:

  1. Beautiful trip Alan. I see Tomah Joe is still hard at work.

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  2. Those 'subtle' changes you speak of are becoming less subtle up here. I love the picture of the first brookie, the markings are spectacular. Looks like a great day.

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    1. mike
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      Yes you being so much further north I can see the changes coming sooner and more pronounced.
      That little guy was impressive.

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  3. Beautiful colors all around you during that outing, Alan, both in the stream and on the ground. Subtle changes are indeed happening despite the warm air temperatures. The birch tree in my yard is already shedding a few leaves.

    I tried a new zone of the Swift last night, more towards the dam, and the water was as cold as can be. The brookies loved the soft hackles drifted in the pockets they were living in.

    Best, Sam

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    1. Sam
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      We have a small maple out front and it is showing signs of change.
      Trying new areas can yield lovely results. Don't you just love that combination...brookies and soft-hackles.

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    1. MarkW
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      Mark that was probably the last small stream outing until we get some rain.

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  5. Alan
    I could see some nice brook trout hiding near and under some of these logs--what was the fly that got their attention? Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell
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      Bill it was a Tomah Joe wet fly.

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  6. They do love wood in the water :)

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    1. Hibernation
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      Will that woody fly snagger stuff is a big part of the survival of these stream dwellers. I always fish places like those.

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  7. beautiful season of the year Alan, in which before the fall the nature is calm down in its summer bustle ... beautiful photos a hug. I´m Armando

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    1. Armando Milosevic
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      Armando it has been a long time since you last commented. I hope you are alright.
      The season change is subtle at first and then go into full fast. We must enjoy those fine moments when they present themselves.

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    2. Now I'm fine after a prostate operation, I'm recovering, thanks for asking. But never stop following your blog that you carry so well and with such enthusiasm, I send you a hug Alan friend.

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    3. Armando every operation is serious and I'm glad you came through yours and are recovering. Be well buddy.

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