After reading about the practice of blue lining, I sat down with a computer and searched for potential small streams to fish within a reasonable distance of my house in southeastern CT. I chose this stream because of its location in a designated "open space" and the fact that it flowed into a well known river. My guess paid off. While it is quite small, there are many small native brookies in it. I was also fortunate to trick one larger fish (bottom photo) with a picket pin after it swiped at but missed a muddler minnow (my comfort fly from my fly fishing beginnings).