For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Those little waters that flow into my little streams often hold a brookie or two. I love to walk along these brooklets and see what's going on. Winter is a good time to do this exploring because of the better than average flows. To walk along and actually see a brookie is great but to get one to take a fly is really special. On this outing I had the chance to walk along two of the brooklets and I was rewarded. Not only did I see several brookies I also managed to catch a couple. Most of the fish were hanging in the plunge pools or very close to them. With no tree canopy your presence was known quickly. I like to mark in my mind the spot where I spooked a fish and return there on the way down, using a softer approach. Most times this works.
Real dark...they blend in with the rocks and boulders along the creek.
This pool has got to hold a couple of fish. It looks tough to fish but it actually wasn't.