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Winter Brookie's Part 2

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Got a chance to hit a stream on my drive home from Virginia yesterday. Glorious February day weather-wise and fish-wise too. Don't know how many I had but it was quite a few. Below are some pics plus a nice pool where I picked up like 10 fish alone. The biggest fish I caught yesterday all took the dry and the rest hit the dropper fly. Get out guys, cure that cabin fever, brookies can be had!

And before you ask H-A, yes that is the same Stimmy I have been using for like 5 or 6 outings now. LOL

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Posted on: 2013/2/16 11:08


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Awesome, I still haven't had a chance to go for brookies this year.

#4 is either a tiny net or a huge brookie!

Posted on: 2013/2/16 15:37


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#4 is either a tiny net or a huge brookie!


LOL, Well the net is not tiny but it is special for brookie fishing. I'm say the net opening length is about 12"

Posted on: 2013/2/16 15:57


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#4 is either a tiny net or a huge brookie!


LOL, Well the net is not tiny but it is special for brookie fishing. I'm say the net opening length is about 12"


Hey Fox - We were at A & G Outfitters today and Greg wants to talk to you about that net......

Posted on: 2013/2/16 16:06


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Hey Fox - We were at A & G Outfitters today and Greg wants to talk to you about that net......


I'm sorry I have no recollection of where I may have acquired that cheap net.

Posted on: 2013/2/16 16:18


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Hey Fox - We were at A & G Outfitters today and Greg wants to talk to you about that net......


I'm sorry I have no recollection of where I may have acquired that cheap net.


I do, and they didn't have any more that size.

That stimie is looking pretty rough - time to tie another one.

Posted on: 2013/2/16 18:27
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Got out today for some more winter brookie fishing with K-bob. Believe it or not we caught fish in 35 degree water. But they didn't want the dropper, today they were on dries. Don't ask me why but they were and below are a couple of pictures to share.

Great day to be out too, a little snow flurries in the air too.

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Posted on: 2013/3/3 18:51


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Very cool, winter time is fishing time.

Posted on: 2013/3/3 19:46
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Gotta love the dry fly appetite of brook trout in small infertile PA headwaters streams... 35F water, even.

Posted on: 2013/3/4 8:04


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I finally got into some brookies on Saturday. Foxgap-stimies plus SJW did the trick! Nailed a really nice on on the stimie (came off before I could get a picture)...its gonna be a GREAT year for Lancaster County natives!

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Posted on: 2013/3/4 8:33


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I finally got into some brookies on Saturday. Foxgap-stimies plus SJW did the trick! Nailed a really nice on on the stimie (came off before I could get a picture)...its gonna be a GREAT year for Lancaster County natives!



Glad you finally got out. Sweet looking fish. Technically the SJW was DD's idea, I just copied it and added it to my stimmi.

Posted on: 2013/3/4 8:53


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For the record, the green weenies were working off the stimie as well, and I also had a large (size 12) EHC on at one point and I raised several on that too. Spring is coming, dude!

Posted on: 2013/3/4 9:00


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The Stimmie is a great dry dropper brookie fly. Floats like a cork and does attract their attention on top too. Holds up well too!

Posted on: 2013/3/4 9:02


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I am also always amazed at the different colors that brookies display depending upon where you catch them. Yours are a little silvery versus mine which are darker brown. I fished one stream this year where the brookies were almost olive colored. Were yours smashing the dry like typical brookies or sipping it more like browns? Ours were sippers yesterday.

Posted on: 2013/3/4 9:05


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I picked up a few by pulling my stimie underwater. A few holes I hid behind boulders and dropped my flies down stream. Dragging it back up, just under the surface, brought several brookies to hand.

I love it. Man I can't wait to get out again. I was just beginning to forget how much I love small stream fishing.

Posted on: 2013/3/4 9:07



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