For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Friday, October 25, 2019
Back at it again this week visiting a couple of more streams to see how they held up during low water times of August -September. The first stream is a high gradient, big boulder type in certain sections. It's flow now is perfect and I was quite pleased on the reception my dry fly received. There were times when it took strikes on several successive drifts. It was nice to see the little pockets holding so many brookies. Keep in mind that these fish were small but they were strong and beautiful.
In this pool I thought I would pluck a monster out of, and I did. Keeping in mind that monster may be a stretch. Is that not a gorgeous pool.
Now this is a small stream brookie. Happy I was.
That hemlock thing again. Here is where I ran into the land owner. A friendly fellow. Permission granted and he told me of another stream that I could fish. That stream was about 10 miles away from where we were but I will check it out in the next few weeks.
And in that hemlock pool I found this guy. I left stream 1 content that the brookies survived the summer.
Stream #2...looks good. One issue I noticed right off was the amount of woody debris. Now this was an issue for me but I'm sure the brook trout loved it.Floating leaves were also a bit of a problem.
In a plunge pool I found this jewel. I know it's not visible but he had a pronounced hump on his back. This humpback is a trait I've found on the brook trout in Maine. Another stream I'm satisfied did not suffer to much, and should be fine going forward.
A security issue, a little insurance. That little black "O" ring you see on the reel foot...peace of mind. Thanks Jack.