For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Monday, June 1, 2020
Yesterday morning while having breakfast I was tossing a few ideas in my head as to where I was going to visit that day. One stream had been on my mind for some time and I was leaning that way. The other stream that was up front was also a stream I had not visited in some time. The first stream was a bit farther to drive and I had not much experience fishing it, where as the second stream was very familiar. The first stream has some verified 15" trout within it's waters but is an absolute mess to fish. The second stream is more "knee" friendly. So after the second cup of coffee the decision was made, stream two.
I may have mentioned before that when I think of brown trout I think of birch. And thinking of those two I put them together and Scandinavia. So when I saw this branch I knew it was going to be a good day.
The stream flows through some gorgeous real estate...fields, forests and those lovey stone walls.
The stream was impressive, flowing quietly under a thick canopy of leaves. With the sun shining brightly I was still able to find some pretty dark spots.
Within those dark spots and behind a boulder I found a willing participant. The brown took on some gorgeous green color from the leaves above.
There was no need to change flies, but when a trout missed one fly a second fly was tied on and that was all it took to bring the trout to hand.
Strong and in awesome condition. The brown is a formidable fighter....the flies used will be highlighted in the next post.