Friday, July 10, 2015

Home Water Summer Flows

Not much elaboration needed here. Fished wets and dries, caught small browns and salmon parr, and one gorgeous big brooky. Then switched to a streamer and received crazy takes from brown trout. Landed three, the biggest being a gorgeous male. Then a switch was flipped and all action ceased. The walk home was the highlight. I came across many beautiful mushrooms and a cute but unhappy snapping turtle on her way back to the pond. I took pity and sped up her journey. She thanked me by putting a hole in my shoe. 












12 comments:

  1. Funny I have encountered several baby snapping turtles along two small streams. I've never seen that before.
    The streams are holding up well, and the trout are strong and fast to the fly.

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    1. I found one of those little guys last year.

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  2. That was a good trip. The mushrooms are all over the place, all the rain. Was that snapper laying eggs?
    Tie, fish, write and photo on...

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    1. You've had more rain than us, so you probably have more.

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  3. RM
    Gorgeous brook trout, and the mushrooms has to be my favorite, Portobello mushrooms are awesome with hamburgers!! Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you.
      I never got the taste for mushrooms. Burgers though...

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  4. Those are some really bright and beautiful fish for your efforts. Also, that is a fine looking stream you are on. What's left of your shoe?

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    1. Thanks,
      Most of my shoe is still there, just a little chunk out of the toe.

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  5. You're right about those browns getting dark in the summer that is so cool. That last one pictured is a bruiser! Was that brookie wild? It doesn't look like the stockers that make it up into your stream, but its colors weren't overly vibrant, so I can't really tell.

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    1. All fish's pigments change depending on the color of the stream bed and the amount of light they are getting. If you pay close attention to brookies they do the same thing.

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