As I sit here and try to write this post, a cup of coffee, Green Mountain "Nantucket" blend along side me, waiting for the caffien to kick in and give me the clarity to remember the details of yesterdays trip to a stream I love.
Jeanette and I had planned to take the day and spend it at Bluff Point Coastal Preserve. But for a reason I don't know the trip was canceled for a reason I can't remember, The caffien is not working yet.
Well being one who had a few hours of free time I headed for the stream. The sky was a bit sunny and a bit cloudy with a touch of humidity. Taking the water temp, the thermometer showed it to be 62 degrees.
This time of year the dry fly is #1, and I fish it almost entirely. I tied on a Ausable Klinkhammer and let it work. It wasen't long before I was into some action, and a brook trout came to hand. There were many short strikes today, I believe this is happening because the trout are taking up some positions in the stream where the water is moving rapidily and when the rise occurs it can be missed by the trout.
The Mountain Laurel is in bloom and is a beautiful sight along the streams. I do see from time to time snakes, in the water, and along the stream, laying on the rocks. Most of the time they appear to be of the same. I noticed these two, and there seems to be a difference. I'm not an authority on these guys, perhaps Jay at "The Naturalist's Angle" can give us an answer.
I'm going downstairs for another cup of coffee. I hope you enjoy this post.
The brookies were holding in positions like this. Either in front of, behind or alongside this rock. They would not take the fly in the smooth water to the left.
Wild beauty, comparable to the Mountain Laurel.