Dawn broke on a cool crisp day, a day when a flannel shirt was in order. It was one of those day's that refreshed all who faced it. I had my coffee and left the house early. I was hoping to get a glimpse of some wildlife in a field on the way to a stream. Upon arriving, and putting on my waders I met a couple of the landowners near where I fish. We chatted for a spell, they were happy to see some sort of resemblance of autumn finally making an appearance. As I entered the field to access the stream I was taken in by the colors of the goldenrod, that stuff is beautiful especially if you don't have allergies. I soon reached the waters edge, without seeing any deer, but there was plenty of signs that they were there earlier.
Autumn in New England just beckons me to fish classic streamers. The bright colors of their feathers just seem to fit with the season. It is a time when brook trout are getting that call that comes with the shorter days and cooler weather to get ready to bring on a new cycle in their lives. At this time the males get pretty aggressive and a bright streamer gets their attention....this was such a day.
There were some deep pockets along this stretch of stream. The streamer wad cast and worked back. After several tries I had a brook trout follow but backed down from a strike. Another cast to the side of the stream and the fly was stripped back across the stream and that's when the fish took. I could see the orange missile shoot for cover. I soon persuaded him to come my way.
A beautiful wild brook trout taken on a classic New England streamer. What a day.
Alan, that stream looks pretty tight,do you use a bow and arrow cast or do you just pick your openings? It amazes how fast those trout start to color up in preparation for spawning. Looks like a beautiful day with a nice ending. Thanks for the post.ReplyDelete
Brad I usually pick my openings. It actually looks tougher than it is. I'm glad I fish the glass rod it forces me to take my time.
Thank you so much for sharing with us on this blog. It is truly a treat.ReplyDelete
Johnson From AccountingDelete
It's my pleasure. I really appreciate your comment.
Sounds like the day I would rather be having than being at work! Beautiful Brookie!ReplyDelete
Chris "Kiwi" KuhlowDelete
Chris most of us would rather fish then work.
how pretty. :)ReplyDelete
I appreciate the comment Theresa.
Nice job getting the brookie on the streamer, Alan. I have a few in the fly box, but seldom fish them which I have to rethink now that I see you're getting action with them.ReplyDelete
Sam this time of year they are a good choice. The brook trout are jockeying for those rights, and any pesky little guy will pay the price of getting in the way.
Very Nice Brk Trt!! The brook trout are looking to fatten up for the winter.ReplyDelete
Pete your right....and a minnow-streamer is a big meal.
Aside from the sneezing brought on by my allergies to goldenrod, I really enjoyed the post. Fall in New England is famous for it's beauty. Thanks once again Alan.ReplyDelete
Howard the glorious season is upon us....must take advantage of what it offers.
Goldenrod is pollenated by insects. It's the ragweed with inconspicuous green flowers that distributes pollen on the wind. Goldenrod because it's showy gets the blame.ReplyDelete
This is why this blog is the best on the web. It's followers like this gent who enlighten all of us.
Wish I knew your first name.
Sorry, messed up on the reply identifier. Trained as a botanist. Used to be severely allergic to air-borne pollen, but have grown out of it. You take great photos of the plants.Delete
Gary, thanks for the follow up.Delete
Now we have a name, I like that.