Friday morning found me along side a favorite haunt. The forecast for the day was hot and becoming humid. I knew that today was probably going to be the best day out of the next few to fish this stream. As I approached the stream to place a thermometer in a brookie who was near scattered for cover. Placing the thermometer in the water gave me a temp of 64 degrees. I could fish for awhile this day.
I rigged the 2wt with a Bomber and went to work. Soon there was a rise, and a splash and a hookup, and a SDR. Oh the joys of small stream fishing.
There is water under this tangled mess, good water with a nice flow. With places like these the wild fish who live in this stream will always have sanctuary.
Golden blossoms along the water bowing to the royalty called brook trout.
True wild beauty.
A quick snack in a wonderful setting...refresh the body, and refresh the mind.
A slow floating size 16 CDC caddis nears the debris....and
The flies mission complete. It's well done work allow this jewel to come to hand.
I finished my few hours on this stream knowing I could leave it for a few days, or weeks if necessary.
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Wonderful images...hopefully the woods afforded some canopy of shade for your walk.ReplyDelete
Hi Alan..Don't need a calendar because the leaf in the last picture indicates that fall is around the corner. Nice pictures as usual. Also, I feel like I should know this but what does SDR stand for? Thanks.ReplyDelete
SDR, is a short distance release. It's where they shake free from the hook.
Summer is waning and Fall is on the way.ReplyDelete
great images, I can see why you enjoy this place so much.ReplyDelete
My favorite post yet. Bow to the brook trout haha. Nice! Those fall colors are coming out.ReplyDelete
What is it about the intimacy of these small streams that is so appealing? I really enjoy fishing waters like that; maybe it's the solitude.ReplyDelete
The solitude is a big factor, also the challenge of placing a fly in tight quarters.
As always good stuff!!!ReplyDelete
I never tire of looking at those beautiful creeks you like to fish and the even more astounding wild beauties that inhabit them.ReplyDelete