For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Thursday, October 14, 2021
I fish small streams for a variety of reasons, many of which I have documented in the pages of Small Stream Reflections. Primary factor that has me going back to these little blue lines is that I don't have to do the right thing, you know that thing that's written about in so many publications like match the hatch, the right tippet size, a 8' rod, no a 5'5" rod and so forth. Me I just pick up the rod that's usually closest to me and my little sling pack with one box of flies and off I go. Now do I have super times on stream, well sometimes. But every outing carries so many rewards, and they're not always measured in amounts of fish or size of fish but instead the pure pleasure of fishing that is allowed to shine through.
So join me on a recent outing and I'll tell you of one of those rewarding days fishing a small stream.
A group of soft hackles, reversed tied that don't match any fly on the water, who cares.
Such areas are tricky, who cares. Cast the fly and let the current and the fly do the work.
Rewards.....never anticipated but whole heartily welcomed. This my friends is about as beautiful a small stream wild brook trout gets. Tough as nails, and the fly did not match any hatch. It does not get any better friends.