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By Bruiser
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[quote="McH"]Good chit all the way around, bout time someone posted up some jazz. :cool[/quote]


By get er done
#341042
dang
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By RFA
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I love small streams as well. My favorite type of fishing, mostly because the small streams around me are only open a few months out of the year. They also hold some fo the most beautifult fish out there, even if they aren't the biggest. Plus, catching a 12" fish in ankle deep water rivals catching an 18" one in a 5000CFS river (in my opinion).

Here are some of my Small Stream exploits:
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By augustwest
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[report]Born 65 years ago today.



[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/smallstream2/pigpen.jpg[/img]





Here he is in his prime. Multiple cameos by the dancing grandmother of SOBF’s avatard.














The morning after the unexpected climb mentioned in the first TR, I opted for a creek that required stepping down about eight feet to get started. This one was a bit wider, with more water and a more gradual descent, making it possible to fish not only the pools but most of the water between them. Lots of little riffles, rock overhangs and eddies along the way. Probably covered only a few hundred yards all morning.



[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/smallstream2/meadow0_P1010189.jpg[/img]



[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/smallstream2/meadow8_P1010184.jpg[/img]



[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/smallstream2/fish1_P1010191.jpg[/img]



[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/smallstream2/fish4_P1010195.jpg[/img]



[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/smallstream2/meadow2_P1010185.jpg[/img]



[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/smallstream2/fish5_P1010197.jpg[/img]



[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/smallstream2/meadow4_P1010190.jpg[/img]



[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/smallstream2/fish3_P1010193.jpg[/img]



[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/smallstream2/meadow5_P1010198.jpg[/img]



[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/smallstream2/fish2_P1010192.jpg[/img]



[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/smallstream2/meadow6_P1010199.jpg[/img]



[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/smallstream2/fish6_P1010201.jpg[/img]



[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/smallstream2/meadow7_P1010200.jpg[/img]



[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/smallstream2/fish8_P1010186.jpg[/img]





Been working on my 5x macramé.



[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/smallstream2/fish9_P1010187.jpg[/img]





Headed for a different stream after lunch, but only had time to fish the small pool (barely) visible through the trees.



[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/smallstream2/afternoon1_P1010213.jpg[/img]



[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/smallstream2/afternoon2_P1010214.jpg[/img]





Lots of these on the water….



[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/smallstream2/bug1_P1010207.jpg[/img]



[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/smallstream2/bug2_P1010208.jpg[/img]



[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/smallstream2/bug3_P1010209.jpg[/img]





….but the fish weren’t eating them. Nor were they eating what few flies I had that looked anything like them. So much for matching the hatch, time to revert to one of the usual suspects. Got a couple like this one before time ran out.



[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/smallstream2/fish10_P1010206.jpg[/img]





For all you snake lovers, this guy was enjoying the warm rock.



[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/smallstream2/snake_P1010205.jpg[/img]





For all you snake haters, some DSFK.



[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/smallstream2/DSFK_P1010762.jpg[/img]





-augustwest[/report]
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By LuckyBastard
#341846
Dude, that water is lovely.

I especially love it whe you're fishing little pearls like that, and you find a honker of a fish (which might only be 2lb).

Thanks for the new background on my 'puter, mate. :cool
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By Lurgee
#341882
Both arms extended, thumbs raised. :cool
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By augustwest
#347075
[report]








[color=#FFFF00]Got away for a while in August. Spent most of the time on rivers but found myself near this creek one afternoon. Had less than an hour, a shame given the 3+ miles I left untouched.[/color]





[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/misc/smallstream3/1_headwaters_P1010406.jpg[/img]



[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/misc/smallstream3/2stream_P1010407.jpg[/img]



[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/misc/smallstream3/fish1_P1010400.jpg[/img]



[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/misc/smallstream3/3stream_P1010399.jpg[/img]



[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/misc/smallstream3/fish2_P1010402.jpg[/img]



[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/misc/smallstream3/4stream_P1010398.jpg[/img]



[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/misc/smallstream3/fish3_P1010404.jpg[/img]



[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/misc/smallstream3/road1_P1010411.jpg[/img]





[color=#FFFF00]DSFK[/color]

[img]http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af195/drakeaugustwest/misc/smallstream3/zzDSFK_P1010405.jpg[/img]





[color=#FFFF00]Good times. Next year I'll make an afternoon of it.[/color]



[color=#FFFF00]-augustwest[/color][/report]
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By johnbmadwis
#347107
Come on over to Wisco if you like small streams - we gots a couple thousand - but leave the R.Crumb and Grateful Dead s*** at home 'cuz we also gots a couple thousand old school hippies too. Hadn't really thought of the intimacy element in the allure of small streams, but that does really nail it well. Very nice report AW...
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By Aguirre
#347116
Awesome. Where's Pigpen's tombstone? That was a nice touch.
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