For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Do You Stop By Here?
Good morning to all of us Irish. Today we are all Irish, and may St. Patrick shine on us all. We had corned beef and cabbage last night and so this morning I enjoyed a delicious corned beef hash. Boy the second and third day of this tasty meat just seems to be better and better.
Small Stream Reflections has become a favorite place to stop by those from New England and beyond. A great deal of readers from all over the US as well as worldwide readers. I get emails from the UK, Czech Republic, Argentina, Australia, Canada, and Scandinavia. Many of these folks fish small streams in their countries. What a great group of people. Many of these readers send me photos as well as flies and stories. I'd like to share a couple of them with you.
This beaming young man is Hans. He hails from Montana. Hans is a senior in high school and is a fine fly fisher as well as a fine fly tyer. Pretty nice wild cutthroat there.
Hans and his friend in a very high place. If I remember right that is the lake where the cutthroat was taken. It's great to see so much enthusiasm in these young men...more of this is needed. Thanks guys.
A few flies from a gentleman in Oregon were in the mail. Lou is a Fran Betters fan and it shows in the construction of this fly. This fly is sure to cause a little havoc in the local brookie pool. I love the tapered thread body.
Some "brown and whites"...spare time put to good use.
All brook trout are gorgeous. But the small ones are just a little bit more so. This is one I caught recently that was outstanding.