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#1 BRK TRT

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:38 PM

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January has been a month of ups and downs weather wise. Several days of sub zero temps and snow. Then a break that brings sunny bright weather with temps in the high forties. On such days one will find me along a small stream seeking a taker or two. Such was the case on this January day fishing this lovely stream in the forest land of eastern Connecticut.

 

The water was at a good flow, and very clear. I was hoping for some dry fly action but would settle for something else. I fished slow runs, pools and riffles and on this day all of them produced.

 

 

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The workhorse fly of the outing.....a picket pin variation.

 

 

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It was in these riffles as the fly was near the surface that the fish struck. The fly was gone in a heartbeat, and the 2wt bent. In a few moments I saw the trout.

 

 

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As I lay my hand in the water and guided the wild jewel onto it I could not believe its beauty. This day was good to me..........thanks.

 

 

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:45 PM

Beautiful stream .. gorgeous fish.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 03:39 PM

So many times I've passed by similar streams on my own fishing trips and wondered... Hmmn, nah, probably not. I would most likely look at that small pool and doubt anything would reside in its shallow water. Very cool. Thanks for the inspiration.  



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 06:57 PM

Awesome report! I love the small streams unfortunately they're all closed until april around here youre lucky to have year round small stream fishing!



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 07:06 PM

As a young lad I fished many areas that had these beautiful little fish.  Sadly those tiny streams have become a drainage pipe under an industrial park. :(     Thanks for bringing back those memories of days gone by. :)



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:10 PM

You are the king of brook trout reports BRK TRT. Never disappointed with your posts. B)  Glad you were able to get out and enjoy the break in the weather......going the other way for a while. ;)


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:18 PM

Awesome report, beautiful pictures
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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:18 PM

Fantastic!
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Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:17 AM

Awesome! especially this time of year. Thanks



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:58 AM

Congratulations on another beautiful and productive small stream outing. One of my favorite things to do is stop and explore small streams with a light fly rod rig. Picket Pin is not often seen these days but on occasion has been a great producer for me. Keep the small stream reports coming. ;)  B)


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:02 AM

Thanks gents.

I won't be tossing many flies for awhile. We are back in the deep freeze.
Lets start the Iditarod.

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 07:50 AM

Beautiful, Alan. I can't wait to get back on the small water after April 1. BTW, I got your book as an XMAS gift. Outstanding.

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 04:31 PM

What, no sandwich pic?



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 04:32 PM

Nice report. What are you using for a camera? Those pics are beautiful. Love the brookie pic. Thanks for sharing. This winter is getting old!!!

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 07:13 PM

Beautiful, Alan. I can't wait to get back on the small water after April 1. BTW, I got your book as an XMAS gift. Outstanding.


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 07:15 PM

Nice report. What are you using for a camera? Those pics are beautiful. Love the brookie pic. Thanks for sharing. This winter is getting old!!!


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 02:07 PM

Very nice report! It almost looks as if the spring is around the corner. 



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:11 PM

Top shelf. Thanks!
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Posted 25 January 2014 - 08:56 AM

beautiful. The stream, the fly and the trout. Well done and thanks for the inspiration!



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 05:59 AM

NICE !!!

 

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