For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Looking Back...a small stream angler remembers
A fly rod...a post I did back in 2010. My Orvis Superfine Small Stream fly rod I purchased 30 years ago...the post has seen 6000 page views since published. Yesterday I pulled out the Orvis rod and went to the stream where I fished it back a long time ago. The post was originally posted on a local fly fishing forum in the early 1990's.
This is the wild brown I caught so many years ago.
The run where I took that brown has seen some dramatic changes in the years.
I fished that run again with the 2020 version of that 1990 Orvis rod.
When the fly worked through the riffle and settled in the pool I felt the take. The fish did what most wild browns do it found the nearest cover. Luckily for me it was only a small branch and I was able to bring it to hand.
Could this brown be a descendant of the one taken there 30 years ago? I really don't know but I like to think it may have been.