Best of 2018 #7: Every small stream outing

I’m a count-your-blessings kind of guy, and to be able to fish for wild native char on a secluded woodland stream is certainly at the top of the tally sheet. There’s something both poetic and romantic about catching a fish whose direct ancestors lived in the same waters for tens of thousands of years.

Even in winter. A dark horse from February.

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200 years ago this was a farmer’s property line.

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Biggest small stream brookie of the year, taken on a micro bugger in deep plunge pool. An old fish who made it through flood, drought, and bitter cold, I didn’t even take him out of the net for a beauty shot.

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6 comments on “Best of 2018 #7: Every small stream outing

  1. Alton Blodgett says:

    Nice. Oh how I love brookies…nothing more beautiful.

  2. Frank says:

    Beautifully said Steve!
    …and Merry Christmas…happy holidays…

    Frank

  3. Alan Petrucci says:

    Precious…keep on small streaming.

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