Trout, Brook Zivs



Lamoille Lake near Elko, NV
Date Caught: 
Thursday, September 19, 2019
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.