For me as an angler I have fished many places. Streams, rivers ,lakes etc. Thousands of fish from trout to bluegills. And I will tell you this I can remember most of it. It may take some serious thought but it will all come back. Along with all that goes along with fishing , flies, food, rods, people, and so on there are certain images that "stick" out front and center. I can't explain why but I can say it is true as far as I'm concerned. The stream you see pictured is one I have fished more than any in my time. The little run you see has given me more brook trout to hand and I could not remember one being better then another.
A soft hackle wet fly. Nothing special here. It is about as simple a fly as I have ever tied. I can't remember if it has ever produced a memorable trout for me., but it has remained in my fly box and as my screen saver for over 10 years.
I fished this stream once with Rowan. It has placed itself as one of the best streams in Connecticut that I have fished. Why is this?
An image of my home waters. Late fall and decked out in all it's glory.
Just an average brook trout. Average in that it's wild, average in that it's daily life is a struggle beyond belief. Average in that it provides much more then a challenge. It is truly a "canary in a coal mine"
This wee brown trout. He is a companion in the streams with the brook trout. Some say that's bad, they can't coexist. From my knowledge I say that's not true. "University of Experience" graduate.
Many more evenings planning.....
An image that is years old, but I remember like it was yesterday. The gent fishing has given me more knowledge then any book I have read.
Here's an image that I'll reproduce today for lunch.