The streamer is from Bill Shuck. It it is the Footer Special. A Maine pattern created by Dave Footer.
Being in a home where my mom was Polish and dad Italian I was blessed with a diverse learning experience...and I loved it. New Britain is home to a very large Polish community. So much in fact that the President of Poland made sure to visit the city not long ago. There is a section of New Britain known as "little Poland"...Broad St. has markets, bakeries, clothing stores and many other business that are of Polish ownership. One of those bakeries as well as a Polish food store is the Roly Poly Bakery.
It is here that one can find anything Polish....check it out.
Well I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and "thank you"...
An outing I had on Sunday was one that was not stellar in catch counts or hookups in general. The two brookies I managed to hook I landed, and believe me I was more then happy.
There is a saying I like to use when referring to the type trout I seek. Most of you know what they are but don't know how I categorize them. I like to call those little jewels I catch "bread and butter" brookies. The streams I fish are not plentiful when it comes to feeding brookies. These little guys squeak out a life somehow and provide the most wonderful days afield and stream. While I get very lucky at times and manage to catch a 10 or 12 inch brookie most of what I catch are in that 4 to 7 inch range. I never grow tired of catching these small jewels and it's a good thing. At times one can compare life's dealings with the dealings of wild brook trout. They are a big part of the life I enjoy.
These Rangeley streamer flies are truly the fly tyers art. Many created during the depression and world wars. I can only imagine a fly tyer sitting at his vise on a cold January night. materials close by and a thought in hie head of a "big" brook trout or salmon taking his craft come