Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Closing out 2015



Yesterday winter finally arrived in southern New England with a light snow fall.  So it was only fitting that I close out 2015 with a quick trip to a small woodland stream on a damp, grey day with the new fallen snow still clinging to the ground.






I was wondering if the new snow would be cooling things down as it melted so I decided to fish a dry dropper rig today and let the fish tell me were they were looking.  The small Ausable bomber did get some attention from the smaller brook trout but the larger fish took the partridge and flash dropper today.  No surprise there!

A surprise rainbow and a handful of brook trout made for a pleasant closing of 2015.  Wishing all of you a happy New Year!

The first surprise of the day
And a handful of these little gems 

12 comments:

  1. Props for getting out and for sharing your photos and story, Mark. That is a nice rainbow for a small stream. Do you think it is a wild stream-bred one? Beautiful colors on it. A happy and healthy New Year wished for you. Best Regards, Sam

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    1. Sam - thanks and all the best in 2016 to you and yours. My guess would be that the rainbow is a stocked rainbow that worked its way up into this headwater stream. This fall I've seen several. Hopefully they won't harm the healthy brook trout population.

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  2. Very nice Mark!!! Pretty colors on the bow!!

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    1. Thanks Pete! I guess I will see you for the traditional kick off of the new year!

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  3. and best wishes for 2016 Mark. May it be a year filled with flyfishing memories.

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    1. Andrew - thanks all all the best to you in 2016. Enjoy your summer as we head into winter in this hemisphere

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  4. Very nice winter outing and photographs.

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    1. Justin - thank you and all the best to you and your family in 2016

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  5. Happy New Year Mark.
    See you tomorrow.

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    1. Happy New Year to you as well Alan. I made the chicken soup this afternoon. See you tomorrow

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  6. Mark
    What a way to end the 2015 landing some beautiful rainbow. I know 2016 will an eventful one for you. Thanks for sharing

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  7. Thanks very much Bill, all the best wishes in 2016

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