For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Thursday, December 5, 2019
It's All Good With The Right Frame Of Mind
Winters first snow. Depending on where you live in Connecticut the amount was from a coating to 18 inches. For a little state that's quite a swing. The woodlands are so beautiful, snow clinging to everything like frosting to a cake. The evergreens especially stand out adding color to the drab hardwoods. Fishing at this time of year can be a challenge. Walking through snow can really put a strain on those leg muscles. Moving along the stream presents it's own set of issues. Don't slip on the snow as you near the water, and watch for those leaf jams that are covered with snow. As far as flies go they say small nymphs are your best bet. I use them and they get the job done. I also like to fish soft-hackles and dries from time to time.
Watching a little brookie swim up from his place in the stream and swipe at the seductive feathers of a soft-hackle is one of the joys of winter fishing.
There are no days when you have a half dozen fish to hand, but that's something you should realize before heading out. Be content to bring one or two to hand.
With the right attitude going in, the rewards will be spectacular.
Without question this is not gourmet. American cheese and butter on white bread. Oh well...