Pages Pond

Pages Pond
Pages Pond Waterfall circa 1976

Monday, June 6, 2016

Caterpillars and Wild Browns

I did a little exploring this  morning, thinking that the rain on Sunday would freshen up some of the small streams. The stream I chose to fish has a nice canopy of trees, shading the water and providing some food for the trout. The water was up a bit and slightly stained and after approaching the stream saw some fish rising. After some close observation saw that the caterpillars were falling from the trees and the trout were just hammering them.
I was fishing a small Partridge and Peacock Herl SH, and I took a bunch of wild browns on the dead drift, and swinging the the SH hackle down and across.
Enjoy the photos.
Delectable Delight

Nice Shaded Section

First one of the Morning

Another Beauty

Last One 


  1. Trouti
    So impressed with the colors on those browns, the technique you were using is a killer method to attract feeding trout, especially those responding to a hatch. Thanks for sharing

  2. Bill Trussell
    Thank you for reading and your comments are much appreciated.
    They are certainly colorful and between the rain and the caterpillars they were feeding ravenously!

  3. Pete nicely done. That stream seems full of water.

  4. Brk Trt
    Thank you
    Yes on the day it was due to the rain over the weekend.The fresh influx of water seems to put the browns on the feed.

  5. Nice looking fish. Great colors. I guess I need to go there again!

  6. RKM
    Yes you do right after the next rain!! They were very co-operative that morning.