Some of my thoughts and ramblings on small streams, books, food, flies and wild trout. There are times when I'll hit a stream, wanting to fish, and then instead of doing so I'll just wander about. I'll toss the fly in a promising stretch of water, then lift the fly out and put it in the hook holder, then find a place to sit and just take it all in.
The birds, trees, toads, the water as it cascades over the rocks, and at times the splashy rises of wild brook trout attempting to secure a meal. These are tonics to refresh ones mind and soul.
The beauty of a plunge pool.
For those who love wild trout and the small streams they inhabit, I reccomend this book. Well done, with nice photos.
An outstanding sandwich my friends. Pastrami heated in a skillet, placed on rye bread, and topped with swiss cheese.
A brook trout that fell to a reversed parachute emerger. I tie these in size 14 and 16 with various colored dubbings, and hackles.
These are "Bombers". I believe they are the best fly to take wild trout from small streams. I tie these in size 14 and 16, but there is no doubt size 14 is tops.