|Keeping it simple, a 3wt and fly box|
With the recent fall rains, the water levels were quite healthy and with air temps in the upper 40's there was no doubt the water temps were cool. Funny thing is, when I fish this brook in October, I rarely catch many brook trout and this trip would be no different. Perhaps the fish are preparing to spawn. Plenty of fish would chase and bump mini black bugger, baby brook trout, or 13th lake streamer but only a few were brought to hand. It was great to be out in the raw air and smell the damp hemlock and fallen leaves. Most of the red maples had dropped their leaves leaving a forest of yellow, pale green and dark hemlock green.
|Getting ready to Bushwack into the valley|
|A first look through the forest|
|A look downstream|
|A favorite pool|
|Hemlocks and Hardwoods|