Register now on PaFlyFish.com! Login
HOME FORUM BLOG PHOTOS LINKS


Sponsors

Browsing this Thread:   1 Anonymous Users





First Brook trout!

Joined:
2012/12/9 15:03
From Lewistown, PA
Posts: 399
Offline
I've been hearing about people catching brookies on small streams, and have been meaning to try it for a while. I recently ordered a 7'6" 3 weight from cabela's, and today I had a couple hours to spare, so decided to do a little exploring.

I ended up on "Stream X", which is a tributary to "Stream Y". I was actually shooting for "Z", but I didn't have a physical map, and drove out of cellular data service once I got into the State game lands.

There's a bit of a learning curve to fishing small streams, I think. I kept finding myself walking right into little pools that held fish without even realizing it. Eventually I started to figure out what to look for, and i caught a few pretty little brook trout. I was surprised at how hard they fought for such tiny fish! They were really determined to get off the hook, and a couple of them did manage to.

In the 2 hours or so that I was on the stream brought 3 fish to hand total, one of which threw the hook and escaped after I had already grabbed him!

I'm hoping to go explore "Z" some other day when i've got a little more time. Maybe meet up with some other PAFF'ers that are close by.

Oh, and for the record, I also enjoyed casting the Cabelas Three Forks 7'6" 3wt. It's got a slower action than the other rods I own - I think it's really comfortable and easy to cast.


Some structure :
Resized Image


Resized Image


Resized Image

Posted on: 2013/5/8 18:05

Edited by Fishidiot on 2013/5/9 22:44:32


Re: First Brook trout!

Joined:
2012/1/13 15:28
From Ferguson Twp.
Posts: 2502
Offline
Congratulations, may many more come to hand.

Posted on: 2013/5/8 21:05
_________________
There is a need to fish, to be in the water. It soothes the soul...


Re: First Brook trout!

Joined:
2007/6/19 21:49
From Lancaster County
Posts: 1521
Offline
Jeremy,

I tell myself "Cast first, ask questions later", which to me, means cast the fly first, and then wonder if there are fish there. I still end up walking through a spot that holds a fish now and then, or get too close, and spook some, but it's a discipline you'll develop that will yield more fish.

You definitely have some monsters there

Posted on: 2013/5/10 20:25


Re: First Brook trout!

Joined:
2006/9/13 10:18
From LV
Posts: 7633
Offline
Congrats, and welcome to the club.
As for wading, don't unless you absolutely have to, most of the streams are small enough and don't require wading to get from pool to pool or to the next run. walk to banks.

Posted on: 2013/5/10 22:46


Re: First Brook trout!

Joined:
2012/10/26 21:51
From Clearfield County
Posts: 164
Offline
Nice pics. I really like the dam with the gate.

Brookies are fun. Its all we have in my immediate area.

Posted on: 2013/5/12 13:43


Re: First Brook trout!

Joined:
2012/3/22 8:26
From Couldn't Care Less
Posts: 5519
Offline
Good stuff Jeremy!


Quote:
L_soult wrote:

Brookies are fun. Its all we have in my immediate area.


You're very fortunate L. It seems I will have to travel abt 80+ miles anytime I want to get into brookies.

Posted on: 2013/5/13 21:32
_________________
There are no evil thoughts except one, the refusal to think


Re: First Brook trout!

Joined:
2012/10/26 21:51
From Clearfield County
Posts: 164
Offline
Quote:

Stagger_Lee wrote:
Good stuff Jeremy!


Quote:
L_soult wrote:

Brookies are fun. Its all we have in my immediate area.


You're very fortunate L. It seems I will have to travel abt 80+ miles anytime I want to get into brookies.


Tangles, snags, lost flies, and jagger bushes. All for a fish that runs like hell if you breathe to hard.

Luckily, it gives me something to do between the kid's soccer practices.

Attach file:



jpg  IMG_20130513_222117.jpg (64.28 KB)
7139_51919fb903c8e.jpg 480X360 px

Posted on: 2013/5/13 22:22






You can view topic.
You cannot start a new topic.
You cannot reply to posts.
You cannot edit your posts.
You cannot delete your posts.
You cannot add new polls.
You cannot vote in polls.
You cannot attach files to posts.
You cannot post without approval.

[Advanced Search]





Site Content
Login
Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!
Stay Connected

twitterfeed.com facebook instagram RSS Feed

Sponsors
Polls
Do you keep a fishing journal?
Yes 52% (85)
No 47% (78)
_PL_TOTALVOTES
The poll closed at 2014/8/22 12:38
2 Comments





Copyright 2014 by PaFlyFish.com | Privacy Policy| Provided by Kile Media Group | Design by 7dana.com