For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Friday, August 22, 2014
We have been driving and walking about rural New England for the last week. I love seeing new parts of the states, and I seem to find places I have never been even in my small native state of Connecticut. It's enjoyable to drive rural roads and find an interesting area. Then stop and park and proceed to walk the dirt roads, old jeep trails and logging roads. Finding old broken down foundations, some broken pottery, or an old rusted sign. In a forest in Vermont we walked for about 15 miles. Stopping to view the mountains, which are starting to show some color. We crossed several streams and picked up a few colorful stones which were put alongside our little flower garden back home.
We stopped by an old abandoned apple orchard. Most of the trees are beat and broken down, but there are many that still bear fruit, and they were small but still sweet. What a hot spot for grouse in the months to come.
Once wild and running free.
We walked this road for 5 miles and saw but one truck and a few bike riders.
Lots of very pretty flora about.
An abandoned cabin. I guess it was used as a hunting or fishing camp years ago. Want to buy it?
There was some fishing included.
A New England native.
In this small stream I was given the pleasure of catching one of my favorites. It seemed that on every cast my fly was smacked.
I'm not sure if they are native to New England, but they sure are beautiful, and a blast to take on a 3wt fly rod.