In one such deep and dark pool I decided to test that saying out.
The stream as it flows through the laurel and hemlock. Several large oaks were in the mix also.
Brookies were in the riffles , and loved a big fly.
A sign of an early Autumn? Oaks dropping acorns..
...and when you do you may encounter fish like this. Another sign of an early Autumn? This male had a very pronounced hook in the jaw. His mouth inside was as black as coal, a trait I've seen and it was in large brook trout. I hope we meet again.