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Fall day and a Polk County stream
« on: October 22, 2018, 02:56:25 PM »
This morning I sat underneath the laurel and watched a maple leave float down the mountain stream. It is a cool, blue sky day. As I sat there I watched the trout occasionally rise to bite at some unseen insect floating down the stream. Here and there a yellow or red leaf floated down and landed on the forest floor. Beside me sat my Weimaraner, Kaiser, waiting for me to catch a fish. It has taken me three years to get him to not charge up and down the creek side, spooking ever fish for miles upstream. He is my fishing partner and no person or animal gets near without Kaiser letting me know. It is a good feeling to have him with me.
After a few minutes of studying the pool I made a cast to the top of the pool and slowing worked my lure, a 1/64 oz. Beatle Spin minus the spin, down the pool. As I had made my cast Kaiser tense up but remained seated next to me. Out of nowhere there was a flash of color and my line went tight and after a minute or so of excitement I had landed a beautiful 6Ē rainbow. Kaiser nearly knocked me down wanting to smell the fish I held in my hand. I gently lowered my hand into the water and released the fish and then woke from my day dream.
Kaiser and the trout have both been gone for 30 years now but I hold found memories of both in my mind and you know that the Polk County stream is still there and I hear it calling my name. It wonít be as enjoyable fishing by myself but Godís many gifts of fall leaves, clear water and a beautiful fish are still there to be enjoyed.

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Re: Fall day and a Polk County stream
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2018, 04:38:04 PM »
Sounds like one of my favorite Polk county streams. I need to get back and visit a few that I have not seen in a decade.

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Re: Fall day and a Polk County stream
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2018, 08:14:03 PM »
Sounds like one of my favorite Polk county streams. I need to get back and visit a few that I have not seen in a decade.

More like 25 years for me. Someday I will return.

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Re: Fall day and a Polk County stream
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2018, 10:47:56 PM »
Very nice post. Thanks

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Re: Fall day and a Polk County stream
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2018, 04:42:28 PM »
well written...
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Re: Fall day and a Polk County stream
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2018, 07:55:13 AM »
So well done. I love small stream fishing.

Thank you for sharing.
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