Friday, October 26, 2012

A day well spent

There are times in all our lives when we just need to get away from the noise and busyness of life.  What better way to refresh the soul than spending the day outside.  The day started off meeting up with my friend Ben for some salmon fishing.  After spending the morning swinging salmon flies I traded the 7 wt for the 3 wt and stopped by a small wild trout stream and enjoyed the falling leaves and quite calm of a woodland stream in late October.

A handful of handsome browns and one brook trout were brought to the hand using small black stimulator with a bead head pheasant tail and partridge trailed off the back.  A few fish pounced on the stimulator but none were hooked.  The pheasant tail was the fly of choice this afternoon.





You gotta love the size of the tail on these wild browns !

7 comments:

  1. Now that is what a wonderful day on a small stream is all about! Nicely done.

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  2. Nice photos Mark. You were in the right place at the right time.

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  3. "What better way to refresh the soul than spending the day outside". Wait, that means cutting, splitting, and stacking firewood as well as raking pine needles. Oh, you mean fishing. I get it now.

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  4. Nice post and fish man. I love those small mt streams. You might enjoy the posts on my blog. Troutyeah.blogspot.com

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  5. Mel - thanks
    RKM - we'll have to meet up some time
    Mark -I'd take cutting, splitting, stacking and racking over being inside but yes fishing is even better.
    Josh - Nice blog

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  6. thanks for sharing.

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  7. A day on a trout stream can only be improved by catching a fish or two- well done!

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