Sunday, October 17, 2010
Ready for RI&PP. I have a new head lamp. It shines blue as well as red.
I always look forward to visiting my parents in law, who have a wild brook trout stream at the bottom of their garden. They happen to be nice folks too.
I followed the brook as far as I could and ended up in mountain goat territory, catching one trout in each pool along the way; from 9" beauties to some of the smallest I've ever seen - fish of little over 2" that would look a better prospect with a yoke sack attached. I sat on a parapet downstream of the culvert (above) and pinged a hopper up into the opening. I think the fish must see out the heat of summer in this deeper hole, as I took 6 of them from this one spot alone.
The stream is in western CT, barely an hour from NYC. I think this is an incredible fact.
I think it may have been the best day of the year.
Here is a picture of one of the fish. It isn't very good because I couldn't capture all the colors and vibrancy of today.
You really had to be there.