October is probably the best month to be along a stream. The fall colors abound, many trees are at peak. There is usually ample water and the worry of heat is all but gone. It is also a month of transition. Trout are looking for potential places in which to start the next generation, and at times will not take a fly. They can be located in unusual places in the stream and presenting a fly can be a real challenge. But with some stick to it mentality you can usually catch a fish.
Friday was one such day, a beautiful sunny day that proved to be on of Octobers best. The brookies were hiding in the leaf jams at the back of the pools and runs. Several attempts to coax one to a Bomber proved a negative. Several other known brookie dries achieved the same fate. I could have put on a wet fly, maybe a Picket Pin or Cahill and had success, but today was a classic dry fly day. I went to the box and pulled out a parachute Adams. This fly is easy for the angler to see as well as the fish. See it they did for soon there were several swiping at it.
There are but 2 weeks left in this grand month and I hope to get my share of time on such a stream.
Love the persistence and it certainly paid off...what a beautyReplyDelete
RI brook trout,Delete
It usually will work in your favor, and even if it doesn't it's still a win.
just love the rocks and water, trees and turning leaves! beautiful.ReplyDelete
Teresa it all came together, but not for much longer.
We are definitely getting into fall. Yesterday Hope Valley was mostly Aspen yellow.ReplyDelete
Fall for sure, tonight early winter.
Beautiful little brookie!ReplyDelete
There is no better time of year! Whether the colors are falling from the trees or being plucked from a small stream there is no more beautiful time of year. Nice post.ReplyDelete
Chris, seems as if they compete with each other, and we are the winners.
What a combination blessing that is. Blessed are the Brook Trout and the Parachute Adams!ReplyDelete
I'm happy for such blessings.
My old standby, be it in thin blue lines or big rivers. Never should one be carrying a fly box without some.ReplyDelete
Some days they work like a charm.
I believe that Alan can always find a brookie in a stream... = ) Great photos once again. Makes me want my new 4 wt pronto! (That is light for me)ReplyDelete
You fish some beautiful streams with some gorgeous small trout. Very jealous!ReplyDelete