For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Saturday, March 13, 2021
A Spring Day In "Brook Trout Forest"
We have just experienced 3 straight absolutely gorgeous days. I mean spring weather in overdrive. Day time highs in the sixties and overnight forties. And I'm here to tell you we took advantage of everyday. The streams were beautiful with flows that make you want to say stop it right now and let it be this way all year. It also made me take out the bamboo rod for the first time since last October. Oh man did that piece of cane feel sweet. I pretty much started out using soft hackles with a switch to dries, but soon it was back to soft hackles because that's what they wanted. Before I go any further have I ever told you how much I love small streams...well I love small streams.
This little fly, some might argue that calling it a fly is a stretch. Well this fly was in the mouth of quite a few brook trout that day. A silk thread body and a couple of turns of semi-stiff hackle.
These brookies were in a eating state of mind.
Where ever there are shadows it's always worth several casts.
Just look what may be lurking in one of those shadows. Have I ever mentioned how much I love wild brook trout? Well I do.
These fellows were all over the place.....
.....so I tied this on. A "purple partridge".... Mike's favorite color.