In Connecticut, we are fortunate to have many small streams that have good populations of wild trout. These streams are located on state land and have good access. This is one such stream. A winding, tumbling crystal clear stream with lots of woody debris to make it a challenge to get your fly to its targeted wild gem. I take a simple approach to fishing this stream and do not overlook any place where a trout may be. There are times when I’ll take an hour just to move fifty or so yards upstream, fishing ever so slow and dropping the fly in front, alongside and behind every little piece of structure. My pleasure not only comes from catching a trout or two, but also from all that surrounds me. From the sounds and smells of both forest and stream. Spring time brings forth wonderful beauty. To see such greenery in a back ground of last years brown decaying matter is something to ease the eye as well as the mind. With my little 2wt and a few “Bombers,” I”m able to hold these wild jewels for a moment. I have been blessed to do this oh so many times in my life, and I never tire of it. It is fly angling’s greatest pleasure.
Author - Alan Petrucci has been fly fishing since the seventies and small streams full of wild trout are his passion. The chance to hold a 6 inch wild brook trout from a free flowing stream still excites him just as it did the very first time. Alan also enjoys tying Rangeley style streamer flies, fine cooking, and family. Read more from Alan at Small Stream Reflections.