Totally awesome and thanks for taking us along. Since I live more than 1000 miles away could you tell me the width of the above streams you were fishing. Just trying to get the full picture of what your trout water is like.
One big difference I see is the lack of alders. Most of our brook trout streams are spring fed but stained from flowing thru swamps with literally tag alders from bank to bank and in many places overhead, too. very few streams around here flow thru hardwoods, at least close by anyway. I would have to drive an hour or more one way to find those type of streams.
Enjoy Mother Nature's Glory, everyday!
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