For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Sunday, August 9, 2020
That Little Yellow Fly
Look at that raging off color stream. My little brookie hide-a-way that was overwhelmed by the tropical storm we had last week. Give it a day or two and things will be back in order. Some parts of the state got heavy winds and a few places got tropical downpours. Rain is rain and we'll take what we can get. As to the winds at one point 700 thousand customers were without power. Full restoration won't be until Tuesday.
Goldenrod is now blooming and the fields and woodlands are showing it's brilliant yellow colors. In the tradition of "Trout Flies and Flowers" a fly with yellow would be a good choice at this time. There are some really good flies that feature yellow but the one I chose was the Mr. Rapidan.
The Mr. Rapidan hair wing dry fly...the Mr. Rapidan parachute is another good choice but mine were home in another fly box.
The fly was the right choice for the brookies responded to it quickly. A high floater and seen easily by angler and fish.
Take a good look at this male. A hooked snout that will be quite the feature come fall spawning time. Also look at his teeth.
Obstacles, not for wild brookies.
Mr. Rapidan and the brookies belly, a perfect match.