Saturday, June 10, 2017

Connecticut Brook Trout, Catskill Flies, And Thanks To A Massachusetts Fly Tyer

A few months ago a long time reader of SSR's sent me some beautiful Catskill style dry flies. "Parachute Adams" is the gent, and his name is Sam. These flies are an art form and are difficult to tie. I don't tie many of these and I'm so happy when someone ties them for me and generously sends them my way.

Well yesterday I took the box of flies and hit a favorite small stream. My day was a success.


A little stream, and my favorite area of a small stream..."riffles"


The first wild jewel to hand...taken on a Royal Wulff...these flies are built for broken water.


Another Wulff pattern. Broken water or slick pool, killer patterns...tied perfectly.


Such beautiful color variations on these brook trout.


Such beautiful coloration along the stream, and I might add sounds and smells.


Although I fished 3 patterns, the Royal Wulff was the top producer..peacock and red might have had something to do with that. Thanks, Sam.



I had a wonderful few hours on the stream. Here is a short video clip..I hope you'll enjoy it.










21 comments:

  1. That little video showed me what I was doing wrong. I always fished upstream. Now I have to try this. Thanks.

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    1. Mark kautz
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      Mark, I fish downstream 95% of the time, especially on small streams. You'll like it.

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  2. Appreciate the video to put words into perspective. Pretty little stream and some gorgeous Brookies!

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    1. The Bluegill Bug
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      Mel I would like to do more of these but most times they come out lousy.

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  3. It's always nice to see a master at work. Beautiful little brookies!

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    1. Howard Levett
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      Howard I don't know if I qualify as a master, but I do appreciate being told that.

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  4. Alan, Your video clip cries out for audio!

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    1. John Dornik
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      John I let the sounds of nature do the audio.
      I have a few tunes that I would like to use once I figure how to do it.

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  5. Great video, Alan, on that beautiful small stream. I am honored that you used my flies and I am glad they produced some action. I love your blog site and wanted to send you some of my flies as a token of my appreciation.

    Best Regards, Sam

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    1. Parachute Adams
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      Sam I chose the rough water patterns on this stream. I plan on using the others on the Farmington.

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    2. I hope those other Catskill produce as well.

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  6. Alan
    I like the down stream technique, especially when there is no room for casting. Beautiful images and another fantastic looking stream. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell
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      Bill as I told Mark it's the best way to present a fly when fishing small streams.

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  7. Alan
    Forgot to mention, great work on the video.

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  8. Lovely little stream and beautiful brook trout, Alan. Any idea what bird is calling in the background?
    It's the end of our stream trout fishing season this weekend. I'll try to get out for a few casts after work tomorrow but I can see me being pretty pooped after the busy "Queens Birthday" weekend. There's always next season.
    Kind Regards,
    Steve.

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    1. Steve Hynes
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      Steve I don't know what bird was calling, but he was very vocal, and his call persisted for quite some time.
      It would be good for you to toss a fly on the last day, it makes the off season easier to deal with.
      Be well in OZ.

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  9. Alan
    Another great read! Loved the video also. The stream looks to be flowing very nicely. Beautifully tied flies. Your downstream presentation is deadly.

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    1. TROUT1
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      Pete I love the downstream presentation. It almost always works.

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  10. Alan - lovely video. The Royal Wulff has to be my most favorite small stream fly. Peacock herl, red floss, and white calf tails wings combine to make it an irresistible combination everywhere I've fished it from the Smokies to the Adirondacks!

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    1. Mark Wittman
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      Mark that Royal Wulff is a fish taker. All the right ingredients.

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