I know of no pleasure that is more conducive to digging within the ribs than true fly fishing, wading a river or brook alone. Man's greatest need today is not more human contacts, but an opportunity to be alone where the God of Nature can get a chance at him.
After all, the good things come from within, not without. O Warren Smith.
On a recent outing I was greeted by what I would consider a true spring day. A day that dawned cool and cloudy. A day that within an hour or so turned sunny and bright, and with that sun a warmup began. The stream was at a typical spring flow, and various plants and bushes showed signs of green. The green really show up within the brown drab look of the forest floor.
My first trout lily bloom. That bright yellow flower really made me feel good.
Another thing to brighten an already wonderful start was this healthy brook trout. He took a fly near the surface and showed me how to put a bend in a fiberglass rod.
A semi-dry fly. Thread, coq de leon tail, peacock thorax and ginger hackle...simple.
This brookie is in the running for the most beautiful fish of 2020...it's early but just look at him.
Beautiful pictures, Alan, thank you; they give me hope.ReplyDelete
Mike even Aroostook County will see spring, hopefully it will be soon.
The beauty of the new season beginning! thank you Alan! Have a wonderful EasterReplyDelete
Mark the signs of spring are so uplifting.
Those are certainly two magnificent examples of salvelinus fontinalis.
Each season has it's merits but spring is the most magical. (As I type this the wind is chasing a snow squall past my window) We may not be able to attend church to worship this Sunday but we can still get out in nature and see God in his splendors and hear the text that nature renders.
Joe they are so vibrant and healthy.
Fall may be the glorious season but as you say spring is the magical season. When we step out into the 'great" outdoors there is no greater church. We were given this gift to enjoy it, I'm certain that was his plan.
Welcome happy morning age to age will say ....ReplyDelete
Happy morning indeed....many more to come.
Trout season opens on the 25th. Hobbling or not, I may have to make a run at Cat Creek if the snow is gone.ReplyDelete
Mark I'm pulling for you buddy. It will be great therapy. And with a name like "Cat Creek" you can't loose.
The colorful brook trout gets my vote for 2020---great post thanks for sharing
Bill I can only imagine that fellow come fall...oh my!
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