Monday, July 15, 2013

Tenkara Fishing in the Catskills Mountains(Ⅱ)

I fished in a Catskills mountain stream yesterday.
It was the first time I fished this section of the stream.
The stream bank and stones are covered with thick green moss.
When I was walking upstream, I felt as if I were strolling in an old Japanese garden.

The stream has many nice pockets of water holding brookies.
They are small, but vigorous.
When they attacked my elk wing caddis, they jumped five inches above the water.

Despite the beauty of the stream and fantastic fishing, I had to flee after walking upstream for about a quarter mile.
There were just too many mosquitoes that didn't leave me alone.

I look forward to visiting this stream again in the fall when all these annoying mosquitoes have gone.
I can imagine the stream will be more beautiful as the leaves change to their autumn color.



  1. Hello nigory. I just stumbled upon your blog and it's wonderful. I was wondering if you can tell me where this stream in the Catskills is located (the one with the moss covered stones). If it is a secret spot for you, I understand that you wouldn't want to disclose the location. But thank you in advance. I'm looking forward to future posts!

    all the best,
    Richard (a fellow fly fisher)

  2. Hi Richard, You can find information about small mountain streams in the Catskills from this book
    "Flyfisher's Guide to the BIg Apple". Tight line.