I needed to go stand in a river or stream or brook today, so I headed out to a wild brook trout stream late this morning. It was a cloudy, raw and overcast day. I was hoping that the rain from Thursday filled the stream up a bit .
Upon my arrival I could hear the rushing water and as I approached the first area to fish I saw the stream was bank full.
I took my first brookie of the day on a Bomber, that was submerged. At the end of the drift it sunk and as I retrieved it I saw the boil and felt the take. A gorgeous brookie to hand. I fished upstream a ways using the Bomber but the fish showed no more interest.
I changed over to a soft hackle fly that Brk Trt had given me several weeks before and I came to an a very nice run where a small tributary fed into this brook and managed to bring two more to hand, hooking and missing two two others.
So, I had my solitude, caught a few nice brook trout and had a great morning!