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Tick Magnet 09-17-2017 12:51 PM

Tick catches a trout
 
I'm not a huge trout fisherman and even less of a fly fisherman. However, once or twice a year, I'll take out the old whippin' stick and visit one of my favorite childhood haunts deep within a hemlock shaded valley in the Wilcox Lake Wild Forest.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/r4...I=w999-h749-no

My grandfather turned me onto this stream back in the day. It doesn't have any waterfalls, huge pockets or long runs.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Eq...Q=w999-h749-no

It certainly doesn't contain any "monsters" but, it's teeming with finger sized brookies that haven't seen the inside of the Rome Hatchery or a State Police helicopter.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ig...=w1434-h749-no

I'm glad to see that "Grandpa's trout" are still thriving in this tiny little stream. Thanks for sharing it with me Gramps.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/xk...U=w717-h749-no

bioguide 09-17-2017 02:41 PM

That's pretty cool Tick...

Tick Magnet 09-17-2017 04:59 PM

Thanks Bio!

I probably caught about a dozen or so of these little guys. It was a blast.

vtflyfish 09-17-2017 05:42 PM

:thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

geogymn 09-17-2017 06:05 PM

Nice!

wildbrookies 09-17-2017 06:09 PM

Nice post Tick!!
Whenever one catches perfect little native brookies, all is good and ok with the Universe!!:thumbs::thumbs::thumbs::dance: Gorgeous little jewels!

Pauly D. 09-17-2017 06:21 PM

Nicely done! That's some slim tippet!

Justin 09-17-2017 06:23 PM

Grandpa Stanley would be proud! :thumbs:

Tick Magnet 09-17-2017 07:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Justin (Post 262357)
Grandpa Stanley would be proud! :thumbs:

Yes he would. Although, he would question why I wasn't keeping them and frying them in the iron skillet full of butter?

Thanks for all the kind words folks.

bosco 09-18-2017 01:31 PM

a day well spent. thanks for sharing.

RIngFly 09-19-2017 06:58 AM

Cool !!

St.Regis 09-19-2017 07:24 AM

Those are beauties!

KeanGrad 09-20-2017 11:29 AM

Nice story & great photos. Thank you for sharing. Brought back some nice memories of some of my own secret haunts back when I was a kid.

RIngFly 09-21-2017 08:21 AM

Very nice !!!

troutchaser 09-22-2017 08:48 PM

So I must say that small trout usually don't do anything for me. But something about seeing those little natives put a smile on my face. Never in a million years would I have guessed that the little stream in your pictures would have held trout. Will definitely make me wonder every time I cross a small stream on the trail from here on.
The Adirondacks are a special and magical place and this is but a small slice of the magic that lies within.

Congrats on a successful outing and thanks for sharing. Cool factor of 10 in my book.


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