Friday, January 13, 2012

If only all streams had trout

I went out scouting some streams yesterday and on the way home stopped at this one for a quick fish.  While a few of the pools seemed quite nice (pics 2/3 and 4/5), no strikes were elicited by the light Edson Tiger I was casting.  The pool in pictures 4 and 5 was about two feet deep with a nice undercut bank below the tree.  It may be that this stream becomes very low and warm during the summer or that it has a poor supply of food and consequently holds no trout.  Or I simply didn't present its residents with the right stuff.  Too bad since it's quite close to my home.


  1. I have a small stream like this that runs by my house...I've yet to find any trout in it, but old timers say they are there. I hold out hope. :) On another note, that's a dandy looking fly in the upper right corner! Really nice!

  2. e.m.b. It's one of my go-to flies, the Gartside sparrow nymph. It's a slight pain in the neck to tie because of the front collar (the pheasant aftershaft plume). The feather is very fragile and breaks easily, often leading to a frustrating end to the tie.