Monday, October 13, 2014

To walk in the woods

It's been a while since I've walked along a small brook.  My hope was that a recent rain had brought the water level but that was not the case.  The trees were well colored, the leaves starting to fall and the air crisp and sweet with the familiar but indescribable smell of fall.  I took along the short 3wt and a camera, not much else was needed this afternoon.

Small brook trout were willing to chase a parachate Adams in the tiny riffles, but most were not able to hang on.  Occasionally I would see the swirl of a larger trout that had been holding close to the bank.  While the fishing was not that remarkable, it was a perfect day to walk in the woods.


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  1. Mark, that stream look familiar.
    It's still holding some beauties and I'm sure it will be fine with some rain.

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    1. Alan, the brook was very low and challenging to fish due to the lack of current but hopefully some rain will turn things around.

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  2. I agree, it's a pleasant walk along those little streams, but total stealth is required for success with a fly. The rain has been long awaited.

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    1. Walt - agreed on the stealth factor! In low water the fish hold close to the banks and in tight quarters it's a real challenge to get in a position to get a fly near them

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