They are calling for Severe Thunderstorms again. Great. Just when the streams were starting to look tip top. I know its already getting late, but I decide it is never too late. I decided to head out to a stream about 40 minutes away. I knew it would be a haul to get there, but it was worth the drive time. It is a stream that is out in Amish country. Then again I think every stream around here is in Amish country... Thats fine by me because where there is a gravel road there is usually a sweet trout stream nearby. Nothing but the sound of nature.....
|Good Old Two Rivers..............??|
|Lots of little Risers.....|
|Healthy Little Brookie|
|Chubby Little Brown|
|Another Healthy Little Guy|
This one really put up a fight:
|Don't worry I released this one too!|
A lot of the creeks where I live have natural springs spilling in, it seems like they are everywhere. I always want to take huge drink from them, but prefer to stay parasite free. I guess the camelbak will have to do the trick!!!! Maybe I will buy one of those purifying bottles.
|Yummm, looks so tasty!|
Since I got out there so late, it wasn't long before darkness started to set in. Say goodbye to the sun.
I kept fishing until I couldn't see anything, had to go by feeling. I like to drift down into holes when the darkness creeps in. I ended up with a few more fish caught using this technique. This is when having a 3 wt. rod really helps due to the sensitivity of the tip. It started to get hairy, so instead of losing a bunch of flies and leader I decided to make this my last hole. I had to crouch and cast underneath the huge tree going across the hole...good old side arm technique.
|Can't wait to fish this hole when I can see better...!|
These guys just didn't want to stop biting... Fine by me.......
|Looks like I caught someone out past their curfew.........!|
All and all it was a beautiful night of being on the trout stream. The fish look healthy and the stream has new holes. I can't wait to discover what is next up around the bend. It never did rain.. not yet anyway. Until Next Time...