|Small stream fishing is all about keeping it simple|
There was a brief window before more thunderstorms rolled in so I headed to a small brook close to home. I love the simplicity of fishing small streams with just a few things in my pockets. The skies were grey and the forest damp and quiet but full of the fragrance of spring.
I was expecting to see more water in the brook given the rain we've had the last week but it was a lot lower than I expected. It wasn't long before I spotted a couple of rises and after changing to a small Adams parachute, I was soon holding the first of a number of small brook trout.
In addition to fishing, I enjoyed photographing some of the wildflowers that are currently blooming. Several varieties of violets were evident as were some pink lady slippers. I don't see these wild orchids too often so it was nice to see a couple of them in bloom.
|Pink lady slipper|