For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Monday, January 27, 2014
Winter, January, about this time most of us had enough. Looking at the calendar only 4 days left. February has got to be kinder.
This is a reflection on a couple of visits to a small brook. These were both in January, about 12 days apart. The first visit found the stream in good shape. The ice had all melted and a warm front pushed through giving a wonderful few hours of angling. Brook trout were active and were taken in most places, on a variety of flies. The dry fly was in use and managed to bring a few to the surface.
Since that last outing everything changed. The arctic door was opened and we were in the deep freeze. It's been about 10 days since that cold spell, and yesterday I paid a visit to that stream. As you can see the ice is pulling back, making for some nice lanes. I did not fish yesterday, but I may today.
This wild jewel was taken on a dry fly 12 days ago.