You can see in the pic, that the stream's flow was solid, though gin clear. I dont feel the clarity was an issue, I just feel the fish were sluggish and were hugging undercuts and I did not fish those areas successfully. But hearing the water gurgle by, and enjoying the sights was worth every moment along this little stream.
It's funny to see bittersweet this time of year, when you are used to seeing it as a green tangle! Deer love to eat bittersweet this time of year, and there were a number of tracks around this clump of the vine.
I mostly fished streamers and wet flies today. In particular, a number 14 Parmechene Belle wet fly - which looks a bit more dull here given the water soaked floss. It's a good little attractor fly for wild brookies - and a variety of other fish. Plus fishing a fly with a long New England history has a neat lure to it!
This streamer is looking a scruffy mess. This fly get's my "wild brookie fly of the year" award. I made it up last winter and it's fished great. After catching a lot of trout, some chubs, sunfish and bass... it's beat to a pulp for sure...
This one's for those of you who enjoy venison. This is backstrap cooked in a home made lemon marinade AND coated in a blackberry reduction sauce. In this case it's served up with a salad and wild rice... However it's served up, it's fantastic!
Have a super week - get outside and enjoy the early winter sights and smells - it does a person well!