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I have been hearing rumors about wild brook trout in a local brook for a few years. I put them off to wishful thinking, but this afternoon decided I should take a look. Rumors are true. The biggest fish I hooked (maybe a whopping 11 inches!) got away, but these two at 9" and 6" came to hand. Even saw a fish rise to a dry fly, though both of these came on jigs.

I'll have to explore down there in a few weeks when the mayflies get going--got a decent tom turkey scouted while I was down there, too.

"At first blush I am tempted to conclude that a satisfactory hobby must be in large degree useless, inefficient, laborious, or irrelevant."
— Aldo Leopold

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Jeff Reardon: Apr 23, 2016, 7:58 PM
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Well, I thought I attached the photos. Sorry.

"At first blush I am tempted to conclude that a satisfactory hobby must be in large degree useless, inefficient, laborious, or irrelevant."
— Aldo Leopold
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Spaces in the file name don't work good with the in line images. Aside from.that, open a can of sardines and you might be able to make a sandwich.

Best
Chuck

PS aside from my jocularity looks like fun



"A little learning is a dangerous thing;
drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:
there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
and drinking largely sobers us again."


A. Pope

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Chuck J: Apr 23, 2016, 7:53 PM
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Thanks for the tip. As for my enormous fish . . .

Hey, it's a stream I can spit across in walking distance of the house. I'll take what I can get. The stream has access to tidewater. I can dream of salter trout.

If you think my trout are small, you ought to see my creek chub!

"At first blush I am tempted to conclude that a satisfactory hobby must be in large degree useless, inefficient, laborious, or irrelevant."
— Aldo Leopold

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Jeff Reardon: Apr 23, 2016, 7:59 PM
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Nice chub! and trout. We have a little stream that runs through the property and have some really big fat chubby minnows, especially during the spawn. No trout seen there yet, but I've heard there used to be some.
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We chub anglers are an elite breed.

"At first blush I am tempted to conclude that a satisfactory hobby must be in large degree useless, inefficient, laborious, or irrelevant."
— Aldo Leopold
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We chub anglers are an elite breed.


They like a BH nymph in 20 or 22 (but don't tell anyone I use a flyrod).
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Now we're talking my size fish.....

I was out at a fairly local trout stream yesterday [addling around in the poke boat. Way upstream they are deciding wether to repair a dam or just eliminate it. When they took the old dam out down, tons of muck came downstream What used to be a fairly decent trout stream I now fear has been ruined. Was a decent place to duck hunt as well but it is now solid muck.

Mark W
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I grew up catching brook trout that size on streams I could step over. Thanks for the reminder that bigger isn't always better.
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Nice to see brookies without any clipped fins. Congrats and good luck with the long beard next week.
"Pass the Tradition Along"
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I suggest when you go to paint them,send Steve Sanford for his color scream o am sure they will then draw in birds.
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Paul~


It's good to "see" you here again - I hope you are feeling chipper!



BTW: We will be including a Dobrosky Brant among our contemporary decoys in our ATLANTIC BRANT - Out Graceful Arctic Goose exhibit in Hauppauge on March 2.


All the best,


SJS

Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
http://www.stevenjaysanford.com


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Interesting coincidence that this popped up today. Yesterday I got bored and started poking around the internet for info about trout here in Rhode Island. In doing so, I stumbled upon a publication put out by the state back in I think 1916 that indicated in those days they stocked a similar tiny brook within walking distance of my house.

Apparently those fish naturalized somehow because I found plenty of fat trout in there when I often fished the stream in my teens. Even these days I'll try it now and then. To this day I've never run across another person there (though I have kicked up wood ducks).

The brook seems to emerge from a spring, so it's fishable all winter.

Hmmmm... Wonder where the freshwater fishing gear is ....

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Steve O: Feb 12, 2019, 2:17 PM
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Steve O wrote:
Interesting coincidence that this popped up today. Yesterday I got bored and started poking around the internet for info about trout here in Rhode Island. In doing so, I stumbled upon a publication put out by the state back in I think 1916 that indicated in those days they stocked a similar tiny brook within walking distance of my house.

Apparently those fish naturalized somehow because I found plenty of fat trout in there when I often fished the stream in my teens. Even these days I'll try it now and then. To this day I've never run across another person there (though I have kicked up wood ducks).

The brook seems to emerge from a spring, so it's fishable all winter.

Hmmmm... Wonder where the freshwater fishing gear is ....


if you cannot find it - buy some quick

I hope the stream is not urbanized - if not- a fairy wand of bamboo and a feather weight Hardy is in order




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Steve O wrote:
Interesting coincidence that this popped up today. Yesterday I got bored and started poking around the internet for info about trout here in Rhode Island. In doing so, I stumbled upon a publication put out by the state back in I think 1916 that indicated in those days they stocked a similar tiny brook within walking distance of my house.

Apparently those fish naturalized somehow because I found plenty of fat trout in there when I often fished the stream in my teens. Even these days I'll try it now and then. To this day I've never run across another person there (though I have kicked up wood ducks).

The brook seems to emerge from a spring, so it's fishable all winter.

Hmmmm... Wonder where the freshwater fishing gear is ....


if you cannot find it - buy some quick

I hope the stream is not urbanized - if not- a fairy wand of bamboo and a feather weight Hardy is in order


Or, to bring back my misspent youth, a rug beater fiberglass Fenwick and a scarred old Pflueger. Either way, a muddler minnow would be my first fly.

"At first blush I am tempted to conclude that a satisfactory hobby must be in large degree useless, inefficient, laborious, or irrelevant."
— Aldo Leopold
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Interesting, I also started with a 6' Fenwick and automatic Pflueger in late 60's. Actually used that outfit to catch salmon on two trips to Newfoundland in early 70's.
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Interesting, I also started with a 6' Fenwick and automatic Pflueger in late 60's. Actually used that outfit to catch salmon on two trips to Newfoundland in early 70's.


Oh not, not an automatic reel. My dad would have died of a heart attack at such "newfangled" stuff. It was an old Pflueger 1495. I still have it, spooled with lead core line for spring trolling, for which that old Fenwick is still a fine tool.

"At first blush I am tempted to conclude that a satisfactory hobby must be in large degree useless, inefficient, laborious, or irrelevant."
— Aldo Leopold
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Guess my Uncle wasn't a purist, but the reel worked great on the small streams and small fish. Salmon was crazy but all I could afford was one reel that was handed down to me.
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I love brookies! Lots of fond memories of fly reels and brookies with my late Grandpa Ralph in the Bighorns of Wyoming .
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All this talk of trout and with these 70+ degree days we have had makes me itch for mountain terrain away from the flat coast.

And it makes me think of turkeys too.

If only work wasn't in the way of me going to the woods....




Benjamin Pendleton
Northeast N.C.
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All this talk of trout and with these 70+ degree days we have had makes me itch for mountain terrain away from the flat coast.

And it makes me think of turkeys too.

If only work wasn't in the way of me going to the woods....


No 70 degree days here but I am counting down the days until turkey opener! I have 5 tags and counting. We'll see how many are left over after 3rd draw!
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Great pics Jeff. I can't remember, what state do you live in that spring has so powerfully beset you?

Few creatures are more beautiful than a wild brook trout.

Thanks for sharing.
Larry
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Mine are from Maine, and spring (which in my house has always been defined as the earliest date you could possible imagine dry fly fishing) here is ate least 14 weeks away.

And my pictures were an old, old post, recently resurrected.

RFberan's much nicer trout were more recent, and I don't know where he's from.

"At first blush I am tempted to conclude that a satisfactory hobby must be in large degree useless, inefficient, laborious, or irrelevant."
— Aldo Leopold
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They are from North Central Pa.