The power of pure clean water is something we all need. The strength of such waters are especially important to me at this time....the weather this morning is a cold 33 degrees with a wind. As I look at the leaves being swept up off the ground I catch the beautiful sun breaking over the land. I need the sun to help move me to fish. I have to get out today and even if I don't catch a fish the effort and the attempt will do wonders for me.
The beautiful colors of the wild brookie are a god sent. To hold one is to be revitalized beyond words.
The "Stayner Ducktail"....perhaps this streamer will entice one today......
Hope you and everyone had a great Christmas. Brrrrrrookie. That lil fella is braving the cold, which will be with us for a while. Great photographs.ReplyDelete
Then there’s the great new (to me) pattern. For the further edification of the readers: https://smallstreamreflections.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-stayner-ducktail-and-more.html
Kevin Christmas was great. And yes it's cold as I found out on my short outing today. Thanks for the research and link.
Great post Alan. And thanks for the link Ned.ReplyDelete
Bill Keven does a great job of sifting through my old posts. I love him for that.
33 would feel like spring at the moment. Friday morning we had -14 below. Today wasn't as bad, the high was a balmy 20. I'm going to spend the next 4 months fishing vicariously through your posts, my waters are locked up tight.ReplyDelete
Minus 14, that's COLD...you Maine folks are tough. My outings will be limited but when I do get out SSR's reader will hear about it.
A beautiful yearling brookie. I love each and every one. You catch the wild fish, Alan. Keep going for them.ReplyDelete
Sam those little wild ones are spectacular. They have a way with capturing us.
Alan, I caught one of the stocked variety late yesterday, a rainbow with a bite mark on its head. Pretty sure it was the same fish I hooked a month ago judging by the distinctive mark. It hit a #16 bead head blue winged olive pattern. It felt good to have on and did me good. One other good hit that did not stay connected at the end of a drift. Maybe I will fish tomorrow for a little while.Delete
Sam that's wild. With a distinctive marking like it had I would agree. A proper fly for this time of year. Your knowledge of that "river" gives you an edge. Thanks for the report.Delete
We have a balmy 6 degrees C (43 degrees F) today in Yorkshire. Despite the almost persistent rain since Friday, the little river Leven has kept a good fishable level, so a trip for winter grayling is planned for this afternoon. Hopefully a few fish as good looking as that little brookie will come to hand.
Take care and stay safe
Alistair 43 degrees in the last days of December is not bad. I hope you'll fare well on your outing today. We need to hear of some actual stream time. Good luck...
Many are cold but few are frozen. Even with a little ice in my guides, it has been a joy to find a fish or two on recent short outings. Thanks for sharing the words and photos.ReplyDelete
That shelf ice can be a problem. It's good to hear of your success. Winter fishing can have it's rewards.
I hope this Christmas was a festive one for you all. What a temp difference regions of the country can produce; we are feeling a warm 75 here today. All this week will be in the 70"s. I wish I could use these warm days to trout fish the Sipsey, but no such luck, heavy generation all week.
That colorful brook trout was worth the 33-degree temp--thanks for sharing
Bill Christmas was special here. Lot's of love. I hope yours was memorable.
75 wow a day like that would feel good. I hope your able to fish the Sipsey soon.
Another beautiful post Alan! I am especially locked in upon the Stayner Ducktail streamer! That is one handsome pattern! Did it bring one (brookie) to hand?ReplyDelete
We had some very beneficial rains here in the Ohio Valley on Christmas Day! It caused the water to run across the ground and into both of the ponds below my house! It has not rained this hard in nearly a year! I was glad to see it!
Doug the Stayner Ducktail worked better with browns..also a few bluegills. Rain is in short supply here, care to share. Looking at the temps in the near future and it's put a charge in me to either fish or hunt....
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