I returned to the same brook from the last post and once again was greeted by fish with lockjaw. Even my new friend BRK TRT was stymied by the residents of the stream, in spite of the great weather and his superior small stream fishing skills. These fish simply did not want to be good sports. As I mentioned in the previous post, I ultimately hooked one brookie but lost it while getting my camera out. When I fished the pool this time I once again hooked a brookie on a hot pink worm/midge. As you can see, I was much more adept at landing and photographing the fish my second time at this nice pool. Salvelinus fontinalis is simply one of nature's most beautiful creatures and an absolute joy to behold. My emotional response to witnessing one of these fish up close is the same now as it was 40 years or so ago when I first started fly fishing - complete awe. These fish bring a smile to my face regardless of their size.