The North American Fly Fishing Forum

The North American Fly Fishing Forum (http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/forums/)
-   Coldwater Fly Fishing (http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/forums/coldwater-fly-fishing/)
-   -   Small stream Stories and Pictures; (http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/forums/coldwater-fly-fishing/148752-small-stream-stories-pictures.html)

Hardyreels 06-12-2011 10:40 PM

Small stream Stories and Pictures;
 
Do you have a favorite small stream you sneak around often? Im talking about those small brush choked little mountain brooks and spring creeks here. If so how bout sharing a few pictures and stories from your own little paradise. I would not name the creek if I were you, I will be putting some up soon, our small creeks open on June 14th so I will be on them in a couple days.

caseywise 06-12-2011 11:55 PM

Re: Small stream Stories and Pictures;
 
heres one of my spots

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3603/...6653b8f1_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2598/...89ee2de3_b.jpg

never seen another soul here.

casey

Sasha 06-13-2011 12:36 AM

Re: Small stream Stories and Pictures;
 
Good thread!!!!!!


As someone that enjoys my 0wt rods and small creeks. I will have to contribute to this thread on a regular basis....... Once runoff is done.....



Well I was going to give you more rep for posting this. Unfortunately it won’t let me (guess the last time I gave rep was to you).

jpbfly 06-13-2011 02:26 AM

Re: Small stream Stories and Pictures;
 
the upper section of the Marguerite(that IS small)
http://i25.servimg.com/u/f25/12/25/58/99/10710.jpg
the upper section of the Lergue(that is NOT really big:D)
http://i25.servimg.com/u/f25/12/25/58/99/metz_012.jpg
The Neederbach(the most beautiful mountain stream I've ever fished with my son Nico:)
http://i25.servimg.com/u/f25/12/25/58/99/aut_2010.jpg
http://i25.servimg.com/u/f25/12/25/58/99/aut_2011.jpg
http://i25.servimg.com/u/f25/12/25/58/99/aut20110.jpg
http://i25.servimg.com/u/f25/12/25/58/99/aut20111.jpg

poke em 06-13-2011 04:21 PM

Re: Small stream Stories and Pictures;
 
I've got a number of tiny streams in Wyoming that I love to fish. In most places you can jump across it. And there are more brook trout than you can shake a stick at.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4102/...f1c99b54_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4140/...711a0509_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3087/...b3796354_b.jpg

Hardyreels 06-14-2011 12:04 AM

Re: Small stream Stories and Pictures;
 
Casey,

Nice spot looks deserted :)

Sasha,

Thanks bud and I will look forward to your posts :)

JP,

Simply beautiful :shades:

Poke em,

What a lovely little spot you've got there, keep it coming everyone,

Ard

cattech89 06-14-2011 12:50 PM

Re: Small stream Stories and Pictures;
 
YAY! New favorite thread!!!
I haven't been to my favorite small stream recently so I have no good pics to share. However, I will try to add to this asap!
Thank you Ard...

caseywise 06-14-2011 02:22 PM

Re: Small stream Stories and Pictures;
 
went down to the same place today and i was surprised to see how much the water levels had dropped.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3012/...274861d2_z.jpg

slow fishing but did manage this guy.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2602/...89039b04_z.jpg

not real big, but super fun on the glass.:D

cpiercem 06-15-2011 01:32 PM

Re: Small stream Stories and Pictures;
 
Because our rivers and most streams are a mess right now I went out to go float tubing yesterday.

Float Tubing 14 June 2011
It was so nice to see the sun and calm skies after such a long bout of really lousy weather. I loaded up my Renegade and motor and headed out to do a little prospecting to find some willing fish in a different reservoir.
I ended up having to do a little detouring to avoid some field burning, so I thought I would just take a side trip up into the hills, and look at some creeks while I was at it. Yep, they are still running pretty high and off color.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5271/...031a21c8e4.jpg

Then I thought about seeing if I could get up a bit higher and look as some tributaries that I wanted to investigate.

This is really turning into a major detour now. As you can see I am easily distracted and have a short attention span!

The road was not great in spots, but it was ok. There was no mud, and it wasn’t soft, so I wasn’t damaging it by being on it too soon. When it had dried out, it left one or two of these “mud puddles”. Good thing that there is a nice hard rock base in this area, otherwise I may have been using my float tube in this lake in the road!
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5274/...8a92108e76.jpg

So after a bit of a hike…….Success! This little feeder stream is running higher, but is almost completely clear. I am practically dancing in anticipation when I spot a fish in a side pool. I can hardly wait to try this creek out. I love small creek fishing!

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5155/...e48daeaa_z.jpg

As I was rigging up my 4wt rod, I realized that most of what I had with me is for lake fishing! I know I have nymphs and streamers but, I like to fish little streams with small dries. I began searching franticly through my junk, and I found that once again my packrat tendencies will pull me through. I have a small box of dries with me - Perfect! …… but looks like it is chapstick for floatant again. I wonder if the fish prefer SPF 15 or 30??
It is sure beautiful up there! The wild flowers are amazing, and everything is so green.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3017/...c2fdb4bb_m.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2701/...5c5d5ea0_z.jpg

There are lots of bugs in the air -- from midges to an occasional mayfly and even a stray caddis thrown in every once in awhile. I tied on a little elk hair caddis, and holding my breath I cast it out. Nope, two snubs and a splashy tail flip said that that was a poor choice. I hadn’t been there 10 minutes, and I was already changing flies! I tied on a parachute adams and bingo! We have a winner!

Little native cutthroats – how sweet it is.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5301/...6c2c8d60_z.jpg


Needless to say I spent the day on the creek. My float tube just went along with me for the ride!

madjoni 06-15-2011 03:04 PM

Re: Small stream Stories and Pictures;
 
Great pics everyone :cool::cool::cool:


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:52 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.