It was getting around 1 pm and had planned to meet back up with group we were staying with at 1:30 for fishing a second stream. Unfortunately it is hard to leave a stream that is getting better and better as you go up it. It got to the point were we had to get off the stream but there was about 4 or 5 good pools ahead and my friend and me both called a couple from a distance that we wanted to fish before we head off. Occasionally the "one more fish" routine pays off, and I got luckily with the pool that I called to fish. It was by no means the best pool we fished for the day. It was a little plunge pool that was about 3 ft in diameter and a foot deep. There were pools in this stream 15 ft long and 6 ft across so this was by no means an outstanding pool of the day. I cast a sized 16 stimulator up into the white riffles leading into the pool and as the fly drifted past the white water and into the meat of the pool I had a little sip. I was about 15 ft back so I did not get a good look at the fish as he took my dry. As I set the hook the fish exploded with a long line of bright red/orange in the pool and my friend and me simultaneously said "that's a good fish". After a short but good fight, I brought the brookie to the net and admired the fish with a couple picture for my future recollections.
|Friend's Photo of the fish.|