The stream has several pools that are quite deep and yet you can easily see the bottom as can be seen in the picture below. For reference, the deepest part of this pool (dead center) is over 3' deep. In addition to the clarity of the water, the rocks and gravel in this stream have an orange color to them. I think both of these factors have an effect on the coloration of the trout that inhabit this stream.
|One of many deep, clear, pools|
The coloration of the brook trout reside in this stream are much lighter across the back and flanks with a hint of orange in the tail fin relative to the tannin stained stream close by. While most of the fish were small, they made up for their size in strength and beauty.
The section I was fishing had a pretty steep gradient and there was a strong current but even here there are places for fish to hide. I threw the Royal Wulff under the overhanging boulder pictured below and out from the shadow came another gorgeous brook trout. I had fun trying to pry it loose from his lair without sending him down over the next plunge.
|Here you can see the orange color of the granite this stream runs over|
|The color of the stream bed is reflected in the tail of this brook trout|
|A lovely stream running through a Hemlock forest|
A few days later, I revisited this lovely stream. Some strong thunderstorms had moved through the area the day before and the water level was up quite a bit. It was hard to find some quite water where the fish could hold and I could get a fly to them but I did find a few places.
|Another deep plunge, streamers might have been a better option this day|
|The view looking downstream. Plunge after plunge stepping down the mountain|
|I have to visit this stream again when the water levels are down a bit more|