For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
I have been going around checking on some blue lines to see how they are and how the residents of those blue lines have fared over the summer. On this day I visited a favorite stream that has been a "mainstay" as far as maintaining a stable population of brook trout over the years. Like most wild places the stream has had ups and downs over the years with the worst coming in those consecutive drought years of '15 and '16. It did rebound nicely since and is back to what it once was.
The freestone stream was flowing at normal for this time of year. Water temps checked at 58-60. Thoughts were to fish soft-hackles and dries. The fly selection proved to be right and the brookies responded to both. But I'll tell you the dries were easier to fish.
A special spot on this stream, not for the fish caught but for the absolute beauty of the location.
This brookie and one other were all that came to hand, all others managed to elude capture...you know what that's OK. By the way just look at how large the anal fin is on this guy.
As I was photographing this fly two bees circled me and one stung me on the ear...