For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Saturday it rained and quite hard I may say. They estimate 1-2" depending on where you lived. Lots of water flowing into the streams usually pushes the trout around and they will seek out food in most areas of the stream. I was there to see if I would find a willing participant who was hungry. The sun was out and the temperatures warmed nicely.
While walking the stream I observed these fellows moving around. Perhaps a dark soft-hackle fly should be put into use. It was and....
This brown wasted no time in taking it. A female that was in awesome condition.
This pool produced several strong hits and I knew I should stay here and continue fishing it. The pool was off color and the bottom full of wood. I continued to cast and move the fly all over the pool. At one time the current pushed the fly to the bottom. Not wanting to get snagged I lifted the rod and the fly moved to toward the surface. It was at that point the trout struck. A very strong fish with lots of stream savvy and I had my hands full trying to keep him on and out of the debris.
This time I was able to win and this handsome male was at hand. A gorgeous specimen from a small stream.