So this Saturday, I decided to make the drive up to my favorite small stream here in Idaho and fish for some small wild brook and rainbow trout. Being out here for college is awesome, but every so often I have an urge to be back in PA fishing my favorite mountain stream for those beautiful 6-10 inch brookies. I managed 43 trout in the 4 hours I was there, which by all means isnt bad but for this stream its about 1/3 of my normal amount. But its almost November and the fish were still hitting my dry flys so i cant complain.
Beautiful colors on this one
This was a little feeder stream to the creek I was fishing( Birch Creek) the picture make it look like there is no flow but it actually has good current. There were hundred of brookies in here as usual. I managed about 7 out of here before they were too spooked. The other issue is the max depth is about 6 inches so laying the fly on the water has to be perfect.
Some more shots of Birch Creek
Gotta love the Patriot. By far my favorite fly! all the fish were caught on size 12 and 14 Patriots and a size 12 yellow humpy
this was the biggest brook of the trip. I would say it went 10 inches. I also managed a few wild rainbows in that sames size. A trophy trout at Birch Creek is 13 inches or so but what keeps me coming back is the thousands of trout in here. Literally, you cannot walk anywhere without spooking trout. Its a great place to bring a 3 wt and try to set a record for most trout caught in a day. Currently my birch creek record is 137, so you can see that today was slow numbers wise. But I needed to satisfy my want to catch some wild brookies. What a great day of fishing.