Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Yes it is more....


 More than a place, it's a being. There are few places where just walking about and observing can make a difference both in a day and in life. There is fulfillment that reaches the core of life. Such will be your satisfaction that if you allow it to shine through will reshape your thoughts. There is a place such as this and I have referred to it many times...."brook trout forest"....here be it next door or as Kathy Scott said it "we drove a thousand miles to fish for tiny native brook trout" brook trout forest has that ability to turn us back from the high tech, high price cost of fly fishing to that feeling we enjoyed in our youth of finding these little wonders in the stream.

Yesterday we took a walk through brook trout forest....

 

With the rains of late we found the streams to be in perfect condition. The forest is alive with the vibrant colors of late spring. Toads were abundant as were the woodpeckers and blue jays.
 

The mountain laurel is about to burst into bloom. In a week or so the woods will be in full decor with mountain laurel.
 

Waterfall magic....so calming.
 

A brookie super highway. One miss step and you'll know what I mean.

Be quiet in your approach and you'll be rewarded.
 

Graced by a wild brook trout taken on a simple fly of your creating, and your day is complete in "brook trout forest"
 

 

16 comments:

  1. What an absolutely gorgeous spot!

    No trip is too far with brookies at the destination.

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    1. Nathan Camp
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      Nate there are many places like this. And your spot on as to no trip being to far when it comes to brookie fishing.

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  2. Alan
    Stunning images and the intro to your post makes me wish we could turn back the hand of time---but I have this post to remind us all that hopefully the future is bright for the brookie--thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell
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      Bill those days of our youth were so wonderful. It seems odd that most times we don't realize it at the time. There are a lot of people working hard in many ways to see that there will be a bright future for the brookie.

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  3. incredible that it can take advantage of the mountain laurel, it must be very appetizing .. !! beautiful brookie

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    1. Armando Milosevic
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      Armando in a couple of weeks the mountain laurel will be so beautiful. It is the official flower of the state of Connecticut, and wisely so. I will take some pictures of the laurel in bloom.

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  4. Alan,
    The brook trout forest is a special place and a wonderful state of mind.
    JJ

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    1. Beaverdam
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      Joe you and Mike both know that. I'm hoping many more will learn of such a place in the future.

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  5. This time of year, most especially after ample rainfall, is unbelievable to witness. A beautiful trout to hand is a bonus. Beautiful photos.

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    1. Sam,
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      Sam after the rain stops the woods seem to have that special glistening. it gives you a sense of contentment like no other. And one just one trout to hand is all that is needed to complete your day.

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  6. Hi Alan,

    Thank you for taking us on your trip to the Brook Trout Forrest, it looks so fresh and pristine after the rains...........

    The Mayfly (Ephemera Danica & Vulgata) season has just started on the little River Leven. For around three to four weeks the trout (and grayling) go nuts for our largest upwing fly and it also gives the angler chance to target the larger fish in the stream on dry flies (as opposed to streamers and other sunk flies). I am looking forward to some exciting and rewarding dry fly action over the next few weeks.

    Take care and stay safe

    Alistair

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    1. Anonymous
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      Alistair I hope you take advantage of this wild and crazy hatch. Predictable and heavy hatches are almost a non happening on a small stream. You have to love it when trout just get crazy over a hatch. Surface feeding and dry flies are a pinnacle in fly fishing.

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  7. What a wonderful place, quite breathtaking. I can almost smell those woods and the water. All the best, John

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  8. Almost as good as being there! Thanks!
    Kevin

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