Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Good news

I have fished this stream a number of times over the last few years and have always caught of few nice wild brookies (and an occasional brown) whenever I have visited it.  However, after the long winter and some serious rains, when I returned this spring I discovered that the structure of the stream had changed dramatically.  I also found that there was no response to my fly offerings.  I was very concerned that the resident population of wild fish had not survived the ravages of mother nature.

When I returned to the stream this week I was very encouraged when an enthusiastic brown pounced on a Royal Wulff dry in the first large pool that I fished.  Further downstream I was able to entice two healthy brookies to take a dry fly (the smaller of which is pictured below).  On my way out I went up a small feeder brook and was rewarded with catching/releasing the largest fish of the visit after it fell for a Usual (second fish below).

I'm hoping that these represent only a small sample of the wild fish normally present in this beautiful stretch of water or at least the beginning of their return.


  1. Some nice healthy looking fish there which is certainly good news! I see you are becoming a fan of the royal wulff!

  2. What a wonderful find, nice post.

    Best Regards.