In my quest of the brook trout, a variety of fly offerings have been used. Beautiful colored, and classic streamers have taken there share of brookies. All though some would say the classic streamers used are elegant, the brook trout does not really care about elegance or terms of classic, and regal, these are a fly fishers words.
I have had the pleasure of taking brook trout on the very rough, buggy looking flies of Fran Betters, and the crisp clean lines of the Catskill dry fly. The Royal Coachman, both dry fly and streamer, with their regal colors are an offering of beauty to the brook trout.
The brook trout, although he does not request we seek to take him with the finest of means. He and I do believe he should be taken with respect.
Ausable Wulff, and Bomber. Not elegant, but effective. Wonderful simple flies for the pursuit of a wonderful simple char.
This reel has had its time on the streams, all good. There are much more expensive reels to use on brookies waters, but he does not request it.
This is my first fly rod. Its history is so that I could not tell, for my fingers would fail at the keyboard. I do use it til this day.
A high end hand made cane rod would be the ultimate tool to use when seeking the brook trout. It to is not necessary. But that is the beauty of our pursuit of the brook trout.
Fly boxes, everything from one of a kind Wheatleys, to plasiic pill boxes, and plastic boxes given to you for the price of some fly tying materials, to the newest of flies, for those who fish in the most simplest of ways, Tenkara.
As I close on this three part series on the Brook Trout. I hope you will get an understanding of my love for this fish. I hope you all will someday experience this wonderful white tipped fin char.