For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Monday, November 23, 2020
Easy times and fighting oaks....
Down this gentle slope in an area of little hassles lies a stream that has similar attributes. Along the banks there is almost a feeling of being on the 50 yard line in a football stadium. There are the usual blow downs and a briar or two but nothing like most streams I fish. Note to "me" why don't you fish it more often? Well I really don't know why but maybe that will change. The day was chilly with clouds and sun. A breeze at times made it feel colder. I find that being in my seventies chilly takes on a whole different meaning.
For a small stream this one has a lot of nice deep pools. And in these pools were many brook trout. They were willing and the hookup ratio was great. There was also a good mix of smaller trout which is good for the future of the fishery.
Most of the brookies were like this. In good shape and prepared for the not so hospitable winter about to come.
A Futsu Kebari, I hope that's the name. I tie this fly in many colors and hackle variations and they all work well. This day the purple bodied one or perhaps "eggplant" bodied one got it done.
My, My..look how open. Even the boulders did not present a problem.
Remnants from the fall drop. Many of these oak leaves were taken that day. Water logged they fell like a brookie.