A Small Stream Afternoon…in Pictures

A busier than usual schedule has meant little time for blog posts recently; fishing and casting have been forced aside and the thrills of IT asset management, Windows Server migration, and the roll-out of a new IT helpdesk ticketing system have pushed their way to the fore. However, here is one special afternoon, albeit in pictures, spent on my ‘home’ stream last Sunday afternoon.

Sunny skies, warm temperatures and, for once (finally), shirt sleeves were rolled up and, more importantly, the fish were plentiful. They took a little finding, of course, but after searching every riffley pocket larger than a bin lid, fish, after fish, after fish, after fish, after…and the day went on.

After a wondrous day of small streams, sweaty hikes, and wonderfully small wild brown trout; like a sigh of utter content, I feel home again.

Through the trees she peaks, surrounded in beauty…
Through the trees she peaks, surrounded in beauty...

Pockets to make the Artful Dodger weep…
Pockets to make the Artful Dodger weep...

…and if picked correctly, the treasurer is bountiful.
...and if picked correctly, the treasurer is bountiful.

Rock-side evidence points to a heavy emergence of stoneflies…
Rock-side evidence points to a heavy emergence of stoneflies...

February Red Stonefly (Taeniopteryx nebulosa)
February Red Stonefly (Taeniopteryx nebulosa)

Yellow Spotted Sedge (Philopotamus montanus)
Yellow Spotted Sedge (Philopotamus montanus)

Riffley runs that look so seductive…
Riffley runs that look so seductive...

…and which produce fish after fish…
...and which produce fish after fish...

The greenery is finally (and at last) pushing it’s way to the fore
The greenery is finally (and at last) pushing its way to the fore

Brown Trout spots…
Brown Trout spots...

…the white-tipped evidence of a wild trout…
...the white-tipped evidence of a wild trout...

…and an adipose fin to die for.
...and an adipose fin to die for.

Natural tracks…
Natural tracks...

…and a venue which beats any day dream
...and a venue which beats any day dream

Low and clear, a lack of rain takes it’s toll…
Low and clear, a lack of rain takes its toll...

Early blooms of Lady’s Smock
Early blooms of Ladys Smock

Small and perfectly formed. Fin-perfect trout in miniature.
Small and perfectly formed. Fin-perfect trout in miniature.

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