Today is September 1st, the first day of Autumn, that is Meteorological Autumn. I really don't care which autumn it is I just feel great that we are now closer to what I call the "glorious season"...This morning I have on a flannel shirt, a slight chill forced me to take the action and it's better then turning on the heat. At 74 there are not many things that "really" excite me but autumn is still one of them. I have thoughts of butternut squash baking in the oven, the smell of sliced apples with cinnamon. The chill in the air, the color of leaves along a stream. These things I have longed for since January.
My thoughts reach a pinnacle when I think of bringing to hand one of natures most beautiful creatures...the wild brook trout in his full fall attire is a sight to behold.
In keeping with the colors of autumn I present a favorite fall pattern..."Salars Nemesis"...brook trout like the one above find this fly to their liking.
So my friends welcome the "glorious season"...and enjoy it.
You are right a lovely time to be out is close. It is ,however, still a bit warm here in the Smokies. We have had plenty rain, so bring it on.ReplyDelete
Ray it's been dry here, you have to follow the thunderstorms to find decent flows but the are available. Warm here too.
That fish is spectacular! Weather turning a wee bit brisk up here; we had 38 the other morning and the wood stove has already seen duty. I'm really looking forward to your fall pics.ReplyDelete
Mike 38 that's cold. I was out today with the Tiny Ten and tangled with a largemouth, interesting.
We have a one day cold front and it feels GOOD! 29 90 degree plus days in August this year.ReplyDelete
Great pics as always, stirs my soul.
Bill lots of records set in August. I hope Sept. and Oct. are kinder.
Beautiful fish, and a stunning fly!ReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to that glorious season as well.
Nate there are some good times ahead. I'm excited.
We've been putting 11 miles on the board per day, it's time to start those shorter, wetter hikes.Delete
Yes sir I Nate I can relate to your desire. My legs will not tolerate much over a couple of miles.Delete
Neat to see you're already getting color there. It's still green as can be in NC.ReplyDelete
Actually that photo was from last season. But there are some leaves on the turn.
It's a shame we can't have this beautiful season to last longer. As we get older the seasons seem to come and go faster----enjoy my friend!!
Thanks for sharing
Bill this household wold love fall to be longer. We wait all year for that lovely month of October.
Thanks for sharing.
Joe that was one of my finest brookies ever taken.
Beautiful tie Alan. I too can’t wait for fall. I enjoy chasing the brookies in western Maine in their gorgeous colors and also time for grouse season.ReplyDelete
I envy your being able to fish that part of the state for brookies. For years we traveled to Rangeley to fish South Bog and always had a great time.
Autumn in New England- Is there anywhere else in the world you would want to be?ReplyDelete
Dean I don't think there's a better place to be.
Awesome days are soon to be here.
Alan, perhaps the best brook trout photo ever taken. All spawning colors captured in all their splendor. When one catches one in the fall toward dusk it seems they practically glow in the net.ReplyDelete
Sam at that time of year some of the males are so striking. You bring to mind a brook trout I caught in Maine the last week of September back in 2003. It was nearing 7PM, Jeanette and I were fishing a stream that feeds Rangeley lake. The pool was dark and I cast a streamer into it and the pool erupted. A serious battle ensued and I thought I was going to loose him. I did managed to get control and my best ever brook trout was at hand. I had that beautiful brook trout mounted by Dave Footer and he sits above my desk.
Alan I love the wooded landscape in that photo above, the tone of that brook trout is really incredible.ReplyDelete
Armand this time of year is gorgeous in my area. The colors are plentiful both along the stream and in it.
Autumn is my favourite time, it's the first time you smell and feel a change along with colour change. Our horse chestnuts have a viral disease which has meant they turn colour very earlyReplyDelete
Yes this is a special time of year. It's a short season so we must take advantage of it. We have some color but I think it's because the trees are stressed from the low rainfall.
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