Somewhere along the way I read an article about a certain tree and brook trout. The article stated that where you find the hemlock tree you'll find wild brook trout. That article made an impression on me and that still holds firmly today.
In the top photo is a stream I fished the other day, as you see there is an abundance of hemlocks some of which are quite impressive in size. Well the stream was also impressive in the amount of brook trout present.
Here you see a spool of thread, a hook, and feathers, not very impressive. When put together they become something impressionistic.
The fly created by the scant few materials does not represent any one type of insect in the stream, but does represent many.
Its size, overall color, and movement by the hackles tell the trout I'm food.
On this day the brook trout found the impressionistic fly to be impressive, and it left an impression on me.
I love these fish.....