Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Even Better Weather

The weather today was absolutely stunning. It was warm, bright, and only a lightly breezy. I went out to check the stream conditions, hoping I could find clear water. I was not so lucky in that aspect.

Luck was on my side though in that two little brookies were willing to hit, one on a pink worm and the other on a Something-or-other. I got the second to hand, and he was to strong willed to allow me to take his picture he was off before I even touched the fly in his mouth. 

As long as there is snow melt it looks like most streams will be dirty, but that shouldn't last long. Of course, the bigger rivers will be muddy and high for at least a few weeks. When my next outing will be I am not sure.

On the way home I passed a ledge that was spewing out these big ugly garnets. A few have some nice deep purple spots.

12 comments:

  1. RM
    I'm looking forward to a report on this stream when some of the snow melts away. So impressed with your header image. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Than you,
      That was a very memorable fish.

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  2. I like the way two of your interests in nature often correspond --
    - G.

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    1. I have yet to find something in nature that does not interest me, so there are plenty of distractions.

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  3. Glad you were able to bring one to hand despite the dirty water. The short runoff time is one of the many positives of fishing small streams. What was the "something or other" fly?

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    1. Here: http://flyfishingcts.blogspot.com/2015/01/tying-something-or-other-soft-hackle.html

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    2. Yes, I remember this fly. Looks like it will continue to be a producer.

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    3. I designed it to kick butt and kick butt it does.

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  4. That pink worm has brought many fish to hand. Muddy water, fish and rocks. Does it get any better?
    Tie, write and photo on...

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    1. Clear water and more and bigger fish, and maybe a gem quality fist sized garnet would be better...
      That pin worm is an excellent cold water fly.

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  5. Haven't checked your blog for a while. Glad to see you're already out there catching fish! Soon, this snow will be all melted and we'll be back out there digging for rocks!

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    1. Heck yah! You should see some of the garnets I found today.

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