Sunday, August 11, 2019

Exploration

This summer I've been doing some more exploration.  I had noticed a stream in the winter that looked promising so I decided to get up early and explore it.  After a wonderful hike I found it very low and without much current.  I walked upstream for a while but it was clearly not a stream that could hold fish.  Not every stream that we take the effort to find will hold fish.

On the hike back to the truck, I stopped to walk along a smaller stream.  As I looked downstream I could see a steep drop.  Exploring further I found this pretty waterfall and at it's base was a small brook trout.


6 comments:

  1. Not all streams hold the fish we seek, but the places are beautiful.
    It would be enjoyable to sit by the waterfall and enjoy a ham sandwich while thinking how great life is.

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    1. Alan, exploring means hiking to see what's there. Often the stream is low or barren but the sights along the way keep us exploring!

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  2. That's the beauty of being a small stream angler... It's the spaces one ventures as much as it is the fish we may catch...

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    1. Will - I've asked myself why I fish streams like this for tiny brook trout many times. For me there are two reasons, the sheer beauty of each fish and the fact that I love being where brook trout live!

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  3. Mark
    Exploring areas to wet a fly is about as fun as landing the trout-----thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill - thanks for the comment, I enjoy finding beautiful out of the way places. I think that's what I enjoy about small stream fishing, the places it takes me to.

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