Monday, November 2, 2015

November gold

November is here and the colorful leaves of autumn are soon to become a fond memory.  The woods that were once alive with color are now a monochromatic yellow.  I find that sometimes I just need a quite walk in the woods to refresh the soul.

By mid afternoon I was walking along a favorite woodland brook, one I had avoided during the dry summer and early fall.  It was pleasant to hear the flowing water again and breathe the sweet aroma that fills the woods when the leaves are falling.

This was a day to just enjoy being outside, to enjoy watching the fly glide through the tiny riffles and into slow water at the tail of each miniature pool.  It was in the slower water that the brook trout would show themselves, slashing once at the parachute Adams and then never to appear again.  Several beautifully colored brook trout were brought to hand, some showing the bronzed bellies of fish getting ready to spawn and others more muted in coloration.

November gold

10 comments:

  1. Even though October is my favorite time of year.....November is still a great time to be out in the woods and stream-side. Nice post.

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    1. Kiwi - agreed! thanks for checking in

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  2. Mark
    All I can say is frame the "November Gold" truly outstanding image!! Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks Bill - A similar image I took last November won a picture of the month contest at Risen Fly. I think they are going to have it in their calendar they publish for next year.

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  3. Still some nice colors in the woods and on the brookies! Great time of the year to be outside enjoying the weather and the fishing!

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    1. Pete - Now mostly orange and gold but still beautiful and this week the weather has been a real gift! I hope you are out there fishing

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  4. Love the picture of that little woodland brook. Looks like a stream that's really a pleasure to fish...small water but plenty of casting room. That picture of the brook trout is nicely done as well. Great short and sweet post.

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    1. RI brook trout - thanks! I love fishing that little brook!

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