Thursday, October 23, 2014

Specks in Wet Weather

This afternoon I had a bit of time and a hankering for some "Specks", as the folks in Southern Appalachia call Brookies. The weather was not so pleasant: cloudy, windy, and with sputtering showers and mist. This, of course, does not stop me.
I worked for some time with wet flies and buck tails, pulling some healthy char out of a small woodland brook.  There was one that was larger then the others, but generally they were fairly small. Their colors did not match there diminutive size.

Eventually I decided to try a dry fly, and a Royal Wulff was tied on. It took a few thoroughly speckled fish, one being only a yearling.
On the way home, I stopped by another stream to see if it was inhabited. In a few casts I had my answer, and it was my last fish of the day.


  1. Nicely done.
    The stream looks to be running well.

  2. Thank you. The rain has been a blessing.

  3. Nice little specks. Great looking streams. Your ties are too good looking for them to pass up. Fish on...

    1. Thank you, it is perhaps one of the most closed in and tight streams in the area. The only hope of a cast is a light flick or a bow and arrow cast.