Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Laurel, brook trout, and a bomber

We've been working hard on our home but I needed a break.  A solitary walk along a favorite woodland stream was just what was needed.  Air filled with the fragrance of multi-flora rose, mountain laurel starting to bloom, a hardwood forest alive with birdsong, the quiet of a lush canopy of green under cloudy, overcast skies; these are the elements of fishing these tiny waters that bring perspective, joy, and refreshment.  Yes, the stream was alive with aggressive brook trout eager to attack a bomber multiple times but there was so much more to be sensed, enjoyed, and to be grateful for.


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  1. Mark, amazing how refreshing just reading your post was... Spaces like that are, pardon the cliche, soul food! Glad you got out and enjoyed it.
    Will

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    1. Will - glad you enjoyed it. When we are re-located in the Boston area, we will have to connect!

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  2. You are moving? I'd be more than happy to show you a host of blue lines within an hour from the Prudential building. Well, mostly central MA :)...

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    1. Yes - Likely relocating south of you. We are looking in the metrowest area

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    2. Very cool Mark. You will be hour to hour and a quarter from Alan's fav - Red Brook. Much closer to you though there are blue lines. And MA has a "not posted = legal" rule, so while its best to ask, if you cant figure who the owner is, it's legal here. Not sure if that's the case in CT. Most of the water I frequent is, west of Interstate 190. Occasionally Ill hit a stream or two east of there. Happy to show you some water.

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    3. Thanks for the offer. Will. Will message you when we are relocated

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  3. Mark, I am glad you took time to fish and partake of the beauty this time of year, including the brook trout. Love the parr marks on the one pictured.

    Best, Sam

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    1. Thanks Sam, it was a much needed break

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  4. Mark
    When you need to escape, go stand in the river is always good medicine.

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    1. Pete - definitely a good way to re-gain perspective. Hope you are able to get out too my friend!

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  5. Mark
    This post proves that landing trout is only part of a fishing trip. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill - there is certain more to experience

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  6. You found the perfect place for a getaway. Good luck with that new home!

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    1. Thank you Walt! Good medicine for the soul for sure

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    1. Alan - thanks. You are certainly well versed in the joys of fishing these tiny waters!

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  8. Glad you you were able to get out, good way to recharge the batteries. I hope you have a wonderful Father's Day as well.

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    1. Thanks Brad, we had a nice day together!

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  9. When you need to escape, go stand in the river is always good medicine. that was the key i think.

    deerhuntingtipss

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