Tuesday, December 27, 2016

And so ends 2016

Sycamores in the afternoon sun
This afternoon was a warm December day in CT so I decided to take a quite walk along a stream known to produce wild browns.  The water was up from some recent rain so I thought I might be able to find a few browns willing to take a slowly swung brace of wets.

It was pretty quite for the most part so I switched to an Ausable Ugly thinking a heavier, larger fly might attract some interest.  In the last run of the day I found this nice little brown trout.  A nice way to close out a year that was full of great fishing!

The last brown of 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Wishing all of you faithful followers of Fishing Small Stream a very Merry Christmas and 
God's blessing to you in the New Year!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Dry flies in December

Sun and Shadows on a December afternoon in brook trout forest

An afternoon outing in brook trout forest started out in sun but it wasn't long before the afternoon shadows covered much of the stream.  By the time I was back at the car the temperatures had dropped into the upper 30's.  All the leaves are down now and some rain this past week helped to clear some of the leaf debris from the stream.  I can't think of a better way to spend a December afternoon than outside walking in the woods.

I've had this little personal challenge going to trying to catch trout in every month of the year on a dry.  There are definitely more productive ways to fish in the winter but I just enjoy fishing dries whenever I can.  On this cool December afternoon it wasn't long before I found a few brook trout willing to take a small elk hair caddis off the surface.

A couple of small stream gems
Mission accomplished!