Saturday, November 21, 2015

A little rain

Some rain breathed a little life into this small stream
It's been a pretty dry fall this year, but a nice day of steady rain sure improved things on the small brooks.  This afternoon it was nice to hear the sound of moving water, the brook trout were eager to chase down a dry fly and all was good.

I changed flies a bit early in the afternoon starting with a small Adams parachute.  The brook trout would rise to it once and gently nip but not really take it.  I had a few chase down a mini muddler but the action picked up quite a bit after the Ausable bomber went on.


A lung full of cool November air and brook trout erupting on dries makes for a very nice afternoon.



colors that never get old

14 comments:

  1. It's a privilege to catch fish like those on dries. We are lucky people, us brooky fisherman!

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    1. RML - dries are still getting it done

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  2. Awesome to have some mid/late fall action on top - and beautiful area too!

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    1. Thanks Will. Always a treat to fish dries this late in the year.

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  3. Coffers are full now. That rain added quite a bit of much needed water. Love the red spots on the first brookie!!

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    1. Pete - the rain definitely brought some new life to the smaller waters. I love those spots too

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  4. Mark, good to see that little stream getting a good drink. I may have to visit it this week.
    The brookies in that stream are some of the prettiest in the state.

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    1. Alan -they sure are! The rain definitely helped.

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  5. Beautiful brookie, Mark. Interesting that even hungry brook trout can be selective at times. I am glad the ausable bomber did the trick for you. Regards, Sam

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    1. Thanks Sam. Sometimes I wonder if size is the determining factor

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  6. Mark
    Beautiful brook trout, just wondering what size Adams and Bomber are you using? Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill, I was using a #16 parachute Adams and a #16 Bomber which is the smallest size Bomber that I use.

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  7. Guess these trout must've seen the bomber as a bigger meal! It is awesome how you are fishing dries at this point in the year. They are definitely the most fun way to fish. Love that post spawn bronze belly in the last pic.

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  8. RI brook trout - thanks! Nothing like watching them pounce on a dry in November!

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