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

21 comments:

  1. Very nice and looks fat and well fed.

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    1. Thanks Pete, too bad we couldn't finish the year out together

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    2. Yes I agree, but hopefully we can begin the new year together!

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  2. Indeed a nice way to close out 2016. That brown trout looks very healthy.

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    1. Sam, thanks. This stream produces some nice wild browns

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  3. Mark, we had wonderful weather in pa. Today. I'm glad someone got to enjoy it. That's a great way to end a year. I know you guys will have a great New Year's Day of fishing to start the year off with a bang. Hope you have a wonderful day

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    1. Brad - thanks. I am looking forward to fishing NYD with the crew and in the coming year with you on some PA streams!

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  4. The ugly always seems to save the day when nothing else will work. See you NYD!

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    1. Rowan - This was the first time I fished one and I think it won't be the last!

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  5. Absolutely the best way to end the year Mark. Cheers!

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    1. Thanks Howard! Wishing you great fishing in 2017!

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  6. Kudos to you, Mark, for ending the season holding a gorgeous Brown Trout. Every picture tells a story!!

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    1. Thanks Mel. Wishing you and yours a great 2017

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  7. Mark
    Looking forward to more small stream outings for 2017--colorful wild brown-thanks for sharing

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  8. always nice to end on a fish Mark, tight lines for 2017

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  9. A nice flourish to end the year, Mark. Good luck on the New Year outing. I'm giving it a try, as well. It's been a crazy year for me, and I'm hoping all of us will see a better, pleasant, and healthy 2017.

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    1. Walt. Hope you enjoying kicking off the new year fishing. Wishing you all the best in the New Year

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  10. Gorgeous brown! Uglies are pretty cool flies and fun to tie.

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    1. RI brook trout - thanks, this was the first time I've actually fished one! I guess I will keep a few in the box

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