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Photos by Troutnut from the Neversink River, the East Branch of Trout Brook, Mystery Creek #89, and the Beaverkill River in New York

Do you ever have so much fun trying to fool a fish that you're almost disappointed when you actually do?  I got that feeling after who knows how many casts over this hungry little brown with a Trico imitation. From the Neversink River in New York.
Do you ever have so much fun trying to fool a fish that you're almost disappointed when you actually do? I got that feeling after who knows how many casts over this hungry little brown with a Trico imitation.
Date TakenSep 8, 2006
Date AddedOct 4, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
This pretty little mountain valley pond held several browns and brookies, not huge but outsized for their small stream, and the water was so clear I could sight-fish for them across half the pond.  There was also a school of bullheads swimming laps. From the East Branch of Trout Brook in New York.
This pretty little mountain valley pond held several browns and brookies, not huge but outsized for their small stream, and the water was so clear I could sight-fish for them across half the pond. There was also a school of bullheads swimming laps.
Date TakenSep 8, 2006
Date AddedOct 4, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
Of all the pools I've fished, this one was most deserving of the colorful little brook trout it held. From Mystery Creek # 89 in New York.
Of all the pools I've fished, this one was most deserving of the colorful little brook trout it held.
Date TakenSep 8, 2006
Date AddedOct 4, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
 From the East Branch of Trout Brook in New York.
Date TakenSep 8, 2006
Date AddedOct 4, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
 From the East Branch of Trout Brook in New York.
Date TakenSep 8, 2006
Date AddedOct 4, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
This little pool shelters some eager small-stream brook trout.  You can see this pool from underwater, too. From Mystery Creek # 89 in New York.
This little pool shelters some eager small-stream brook trout. You can see this pool from underwater, too.
Date TakenSep 8, 2006
Date AddedOct 4, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
This old artificial dam (possibly the former site of a bridge) creates a nice little trout pond upstream. From the East Branch of Trout Brook in New York.
This old artificial dam (possibly the former site of a bridge) creates a nice little trout pond upstream.
Date TakenSep 8, 2006
Date AddedOct 4, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
Oops.

I let my little light cahill spinner dangle in the air a bit too long while looking for rises.  There were at least 30 bats flying around the pool, and this one hooked itself on my fly.  I just let it fly around my rod tip and, while trying to figure out what to do, I took some pictures.  (When in doubt...)  Eventually it managed to unhook itself and fly away. From the Beaverkill River in New York.
Oops.

I let my little light cahill spinner dangle in the air a bit too long while looking for rises. There were at least 30 bats flying around the pool, and this one hooked itself on my fly. I just let it fly around my rod tip and, while trying to figure out what to do, I took some pictures. (When in doubt...) Eventually it managed to unhook itself and fly away.
Date TakenSep 8, 2006
Date AddedOct 4, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
 From Mystery Creek # 89 in New York.
Date TakenSep 8, 2006
Date AddedOct 4, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
I caught several wild and colorful 8-9 inch brook trout in the clear little pool below this waterfall. From Mystery Creek # 89 in New York.
I caught several wild and colorful 8-9 inch brook trout in the clear little pool below this waterfall.
Date TakenSep 8, 2006
Date AddedOct 4, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
For how many years, I wonder, have these huge slabs of rock sheltered wild brook trout? From Mystery Creek # 89 in New York.
For how many years, I wonder, have these huge slabs of rock sheltered wild brook trout?
Date TakenSep 8, 2006
Date AddedOct 4, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
Twinkling Tricos in the air. From the Neversink River in New York.
Twinkling Tricos in the air.
Date TakenSep 8, 2006
Date AddedOct 4, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
No method of casting in my arsenal was capable of presenting a fly to the brook trout in this hidden pool. From Mystery Creek # 89 in New York.
No method of casting in my arsenal was capable of presenting a fly to the brook trout in this hidden pool.
Date TakenSep 8, 2006
Date AddedOct 4, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
 From the Neversink River in New York.
Date TakenSep 8, 2006
Date AddedOct 4, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
 From Mystery Creek # 89 in New York.
Date TakenSep 8, 2006
Date AddedOct 4, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
 From the Neversink River in New York.
Date TakenSep 8, 2006
Date AddedOct 4, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
 From Mystery Creek # 89 in New York.
Date TakenSep 8, 2006
Date AddedOct 4, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
 From Mystery Creek # 89 in New York.
Date TakenSep 8, 2006
Date AddedOct 4, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
 From Mystery Creek # 89 in New York.
Date TakenSep 8, 2006
Date AddedOct 4, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
 From Mystery Creek # 89 in New York.
Date TakenSep 8, 2006
Date AddedOct 4, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
 From Mystery Creek # 89 in New York.
Date TakenSep 8, 2006
Date AddedOct 4, 2006
AuthorTroutnut

Underwater photos by Troutnut from Mystery Creek #89 and the East Branch of Trout Brook in New York

Here's another view of the pool under the waterfall shown in this picture.  This time one of the pool's many brook trout is visible, but well-camouflaged.  Can you find it? From Mystery Creek # 89 in New York.
Here's another view of the pool under the waterfall shown in this picture. This time one of the pool's many brook trout is visible, but well-camouflaged. Can you find it?
Date TakenSep 8, 2006
Date AddedOct 4, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
The rock wall across the picture is at least 15 feet away -- this is extremely clear water in a tiny Catskill stream.  This plunge pool to a large waterfall holds many brook trout in the 8-9 inch range but they hide too well to spot in this photo. From Mystery Creek # 89 in New York.
The rock wall across the picture is at least 15 feet away -- this is extremely clear water in a tiny Catskill stream. This plunge pool to a large waterfall holds many brook trout in the 8-9 inch range but they hide too well to spot in this photo.
Date TakenSep 8, 2006
Date AddedOct 4, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
This little pool shelters some eager small-stream brook trout, though I caught or frightened them before I took the picture.  You can see this pool from above the water, too. From Mystery Creek # 89 in New York.
This little pool shelters some eager small-stream brook trout, though I caught or frightened them before I took the picture. You can see this pool from above the water, too.
Date TakenSep 8, 2006
Date AddedOct 4, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
I tried to photograph this salamander but it kept scurrying away from the camera.  The rocks in this little backwater are covered with a thin layer of very easily disturbed silt, so anywhere I followed it I didn't have much time to photograph before the water was too turbid for a good shot.  This is the best I got.  In this picture: Amphibian Order Caudata (Salamanders). From the East Branch of Trout Brook in New York.
I tried to photograph this salamander but it kept scurrying away from the camera. The rocks in this little backwater are covered with a thin layer of very easily disturbed silt, so anywhere I followed it I didn't have much time to photograph before the water was too turbid for a good shot. This is the best I got.

In this picture: Amphibian Order Caudata (Salamanders).
Date TakenSep 8, 2006
Date AddedOct 4, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi

Closeup insects by Troutnut from the East Branch of the Delaware River and the Neversink River in New York

Male Paraleptophlebia (Blue Quills and Mahogany Duns) Mayfly SpinnerMale Paraleptophlebia (Blue Quills and Mahogany Duns) Mayfly Spinner View 15 PicturesI wasn't actually fishing the river where I caught this one. I was just scouting, didn't like the look of the water, and as I was walking back to the car this little dun landed on my vest. Why can't they all be so easy to collect?
Collected September 8, 2006 from the East Branch of the Delaware River in New York
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on October 4, 2006
Female Tricorythodes (Tricos) Mayfly SpinnerFemale Tricorythodes (Tricos) Mayfly Spinner View 9 PicturesI photographed this Trico alive, although it didn't have much time left. These things die very quickly after they mate and it's hard to rush them back to the studio.
Collected September 8, 2006 from the Neversink River in New York
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on October 4, 2006
Female Tricorythodes (Tricos) Mayfly SpinnerFemale Tricorythodes (Tricos) Mayfly Spinner View 7 PicturesThis Trico was alive in the photos but didn't pose well.
Collected September 8, 2006 from the Neversink River in New York
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on October 4, 2006
Female Tricorythodes (Tricos) Mayfly SpinnerFemale Tricorythodes (Tricos) Mayfly Spinner View 4 PicturesThis recently deceased Trico was smaller and darker than the others I photographed from the same morning.
Collected September 8, 2006 from the Neversink River in New York
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on October 4, 2006

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