|Touch me not|
Last week I visited my favorite Adirondack brook. It was dry and in need of some rain. I fished a Royal Wulff most of the afternoon and had many strikes and brief hookups but no fish wanted to come to hand for a quick photo. It seemed like the fish were just nipping at the tail of the fly.
The following day, I headed to the other side of the mountain to fish an upstream section and found it too low to fish so I moved on to a brook I've seen before but never investigated. The difference between two brooks is pretty striking.
The brook pictured above is tanin-stained while the new brook pictured below was striking clear. There was plenty of water flowing and many very deep pools.
|When I dream of the Adriondacks, this is the picture that comes to mind|
|One of the deeper pools: about 3-4ft deep in the middle of the pool|
Many brook trout were hooked briefly and then off again but I did manage to bring one to hand to photograph. I will definitely be going back to explore more of this lovely Adirondack brook