Monday, October 24, 2011

Fall beauty and a hidden gem.

Well i got out Saturday late morning and into the afternoon. I chose to fly Pa, and I picked one of my favorite small streams to spend my time.  This stream is loaded with wild browns and has some wild brooks and the occasional rainbow.   With fall in full bore, the scenery was gorgeous. All the colors make the fall a truly wonderful time to fly.

When i set out it clouded up very nicely, putting an end to the blue sky morning. This happened just in time for bwos to hatch.  I started fishing a stretch with flows through a meadow, this section is a favorite of mine as it reminds me of some of the larger spring creeks further west.  It wasn't long before i was hook up with nice brook trout. The meadow section held many wild browns and several brook trout. I even got a bow.  I was using what my friend refers to as the "deadly duo". It consists of the Golden Oldie and a diamond u.v. scud.

I saw several caddis milling about the banks. At around 1pm, the bwos started to hatch pretty heavy.  On this stream the bwo species likes to hatch from just about any where in this stream, be it riffle to pool.  Once the bwos started, the trouts attention turned to the diamond scud, over the oldie.  Most likely do the flash. The oldie still got its fair share.  I was catching consistently, so i didnt see much point in changing my rig to match the bwos. I saw several risers, and  i was able to get the majority of the risers with my nymphs.  Not many trout were keyed in on the dun. They were keyed on the emerger and for whatever reason the diamond scud did the trick.

I fished up through the meadow, and in to the wooded head water area. The wooded area was particular beautiful in it fall dressings.  I took many photos on Saturday to show the beauty that this great past time and nature has to offer. Each trout has its own unique beauty.    I wrapped up around 330. As I had dinner plans.  I hope i can get back out before all the leaves are down.


  1. JU, thanks for the report& pics. We enjoyed these very much as i'm sitting with my Grandmother who is currently in Hospice.

  2. Nice job on the pics!

  3. Great photos of some beautiful trout.

    Those streams are full of water.

    Thanks for sharing