Saturday, October 11, 2008

On the way to a trout stream

I was really just trying to get a shot of the clouds hanging out over Looking Glass Rock from the Blue Ridge Parkway when this bird flew across my view.

I'd like to say it was an eagle, or at least a hawk, but I cannot be certain since he zipped away quicker than a blink.

I did make it to the stream a little later and managed to land two pretty brown trout, all wild and sparkly with fall color.

And here's an artsy shot of a wiggling rainbow caught in the same creek the week before. Too bad he would not stay still for the camera, but you can tell it was a fish.


troutbirder said...

Enjoyed all your trout posts. They reflect very well the joy that a few quiet moments in a beautiful place bring regardless of whether or not the trout are hungry. Here the season ends in Sept. and after June I wasted way to much time in pursuits other than fly fishing. Now with winter approaching I will dream of next year on the streams.

Hugh Koontz said...

Thanks for the kind words. I don't put the flyrod away for winter, but I do bundle up a bit with layer and layers and layers....
Our winters are mild and appear to be getting milder; I only fished once during snow flurries last winter.