Thursday, January 14, 2016

A Beautiful Brown

I realized while I was out today that I had not caught a brown yet in 2016. I wasn't really out for fishing, more for hiking, but I had the 3 wgt. and a box of Ausable Uglies and bead head Flymphs. I only fished two pools on my home water, but I hooked one in each. The first threw the hook, the second did not which was great because it was decent sized for the stream and ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!! What a brown, and for the first one of the year? Wow. I love it. This fish took the ugly on a downstream drift and fought well considering the 33 degree water temp. Awesome!



14 comments:

  1. What an amazing looking fish. Butter and blue and red... WOW!

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    1. Yeah, I'd say it's my third prettiest brown I've every caught.

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  2. Nice fish! Next time we go out lets go to your home water.

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  3. That is indeed a beautiful brown trout. That is a beautiful stream as well. You're lucky to have that for a "home stream" which I trust means is close to where you live. Well done.

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  4. Gorgeous looking brown . Beautiful colors!!!

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    1. Thank you,
      Hard to find a more pretty fish.

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  5. WOW, the color and size! That water looks to good. I'm ready to fish your home water. Great start for the year!
    Tie, fish, write and photo on...

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    1. It was a pretty fish, and good, but a shadow of the fish this stream used to have.

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  6. Its coming back... further up above where the big gravel bed is in a little run I caught a brown of similar size that was almost pistachio green. Give it time. -Weightforward

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    1. I think the fish that held over the drought in the deep pools are finally returning to their normal lies.

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  7. Look at the rings and spotting on that one! How did a brown trout get the spots of a Brookie? Very nice catch, well photographed, too.

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    1. You may be surprised... I love brookies but wild browns have such a varied color pattern.

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