Saturday, June 15, 2013

Laurel and Ferns

Mountain Laurel in bloom
Got the chance to get out this morning and fish with Alan and Kirk.  The guys had a good idea of where we could avoid the intense run-off we've had over most of CT after this week's rain and we enjoyed a good day of fishing for wild brookies with a couple of wild browns thrown in.  Sometimes the higher flows move the larger fish out into the accessible feeding lanes and that was the case today.   Before Alan and Kirk arrived I tied into a good sized wild brown on an Ausable bomber holding close to the bank.



A nice wild brown to start the day, notice the red adipose fin
a fishy plunge pool
I fished the bomber most of the day and lots of brookies were interested in attacking it, including a few who cleared the water and nailed on re-entry, but the Usual, and the Royal Wulff also drew interest .  Alan and I ended the day exploring a brook recommended by Kirk that neither of us had fished before.  There was some very nice looking water with lots of deep holes to hide good sized fish and we will have to go back and explore some more.

The rocky New England landscape
One of many beautiful brook trout to attack the Bomber
Don't forget to toss your number into the fly line give away from Risen fly (see post below)...

16 comments:

  1. Great post. Wild trout are the best, especially on dries.

    Tight Lines,
    Conner

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    1. Thanks Conner,was a great day to be out enjoying God's wonderful creation!

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  2. Hey Mark, it was good to fish together again.
    Nice catch. Got to love the "Bomber"

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    1. Wouldn't go anywhere with out it (Bomber). Was nice catching up with you and Kirk

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  3. Nice day on the water. It's a great little stream.

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    1. Yes - it was a very nice day and nice call on the stream choice!

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  4. What fun!! I can just imagine the stillness and the peacefulness to reflect God's love for us. It is a completely different world than where I am in SW Florida. I love the look of the Bomber and the Ausable Wulff. I have never tied them though. I would like to start tying them to try to catch some of these Florida Bluegill and maybe on a size 6 a Bass or two. Can you help me with where to get the materials for both flies?
    Thank you,
    James

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    1. James - I am very thankful to live in such a beautiful part of the country, with lots of green forests and native brook trout still surviving in the small brook that run through them. For the bomber see the post linked to the right called "Some bomber variations" just use orange dyed possum for the dubbbing and everything else is the same. If you google the items you can find people who sell the materials online. For the Royal Wulff check out: http://fishingsmallstreams.blogspot.com/2013/02/royals.html

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  5. Mark
    The colors on that brown are astounding. I wish our tailrace trout was a bit more colorful like those there. As usual the place you guys are fishing is so scenic. thanks for sharing

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    1. thanks Bill, that was a beautiful brown

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  6. That's a hefty a brown. Really beautiful brookie as well. Looks like a fantastic time on the stream.

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    1. LQN - thanks, it was a great day. The brook trout in the stream we were fishing are very colorful. Must have something to so with the slightly tanin stained water and the light stream bottom.

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  7. Mark. Being from the Adirondacks, I've enjoyed reading through some of your posts. Great photos and I look forward to following in the future.

    Ben

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    1. Ben - Didn't realize you were from the Adirondacks...do you fish any Fran Better's flies out your way?

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  8. The brown is a real beauty!!

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  9. Thanks Pete, Kirk and I compared notes and we think it is the same fish he caught back in Feb from the same stream in the same basic location check out http://rkm-troutquest.blogspot.com/2013_02_01_archive.html

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