In one of those previously fished pools, the largeest brook trout I've ever come across in this stream came up for the ant but when I lifted the rod the fly easily came out of it's mouth. A second attempt, brought the fish up again but the hook failed to take hold a second time. After a little break, I tried once again and this time to hook found a home . As I worked into position to land the fish, the hook gave way and the big brookie slowly eased back into the water. Throughout this whole sequence I got a very good look at the fish, a well colored specimen in the 10" range or possibly larger with an immense tail. Hopefully this fish will be holding in the same spot in the future so that I can get a picture of this gorgeous fish, although experience tells me that brook trout move around a fair bit in this stream.
It was great morning to be out in the mountains after some refreshing rain. The moisture on the blooming daisies, winterberry, and campion was a lovely sight as the early morning sun invaded the valley.