Life in the Adirondacks from the perspective of a fly angler.
Content: fly fishing, ice fishing, family & fatherhood and continually trying to make sense of the changing world.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
The Rewards of Autumn Fly Fishing
What a great weekend. Fall colors are splashing up and the fishing was just as good as the Adirondack eye candy.
Every winter I spend countless hours pouring over maps and pick brains of other local outdoorsmen to put together a coming season "To-Do" list. Most of these waters I go to investigate are potential Native Brook Trout locations so I'm not going to name them on the blog. Saturday I went to "check off" one of those places. What I found was way better than I expected. Huge granite cuts recently washed and scoured by hurricane rains. The brookes are making very light takes this weekend. I landed one but in true brookie style he was blasting crazy and photo shy. I need to work on my camera skills so no photo. I did hook and land a surprise brownie in this plunge pool
Sunday was a super "bluebird" day. I set the truck northward and fished the Boreas for a couple hours and landed a brookie in full fall color. Drat! I left the SD card in the laptop.OK another beauty with no image to remember but the one in my brain. I left the Boreas and stopped at a reliable spot on the way home. All the salmon this summer were just over par size. this one was about 13". Super jumps! A nice way to finish the weekend of fishing.