Trout, Brook Zivs

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Location: 
Lamoille Lake near Elko, NV
Date Caught: 
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Notes: 
First trout and most beautiful place I've ever been able to fish. Hiked up three or so miles from floor of Lamoille Canyon. Lake was crystal clear, with a snow shield reaching down a slope almost to water even in late summer. Caught this gem of a little brookie on dry fly the second it hit the water. "The brook trout has a silky sleekness in the the hand. Browns always feel like you expect fish to feel; rainbows often feel blocky and muscular; the brook trout exists within an envelope of perfect northerly sleekness. He is a great original, to be appreciated poetically, for he is not a demanding game fish. Some of the most appalling arias in angling literature are directed at this lovely creature, who was with us before the Ice Age." -Thomas McGuane.