I went to a few streams with Alan yesterday, hoping to catch that elusive brookie known to inhabit these waters. Unfortunately, none were willing to show themselves in spite of the great mid-winter weather. I was able to fool one nice brown with a gold-ribbed hare's ear nymph and one young salmon with a light Edson tiger streamer. It seemed that the lack of fish was compensated for in color. The interesting patterns on the bridge support, lichens on a streamside rock and weathered red barn all caught my eye and justified a quick picture. However, I missed seeing the beautiful coloration of a nice brookie. Next time.