So I moved up stream towards several waterfalls and found many willing brook trout eager to take my caddis fly. Those fish were as fast as lightning. Some times 1-2 takes is all you get if you miss, and if you do miss, just move on. Brook trout are an economically important game species throughout their native range, which extends south in the Appalachians to Georgia 1 and north to the Atlantic drainages of Newfoundland, Labrador, and Quebec 2. Brook trout in Massachusetts are found primarily in streams that have cold, highly oxygenated water 3.
Brook trout have a long, streamlined body with a large mouth that extends past the eye. Color variations include olive, blue-gray or black above with a silvery white belly and wormlike markings (vermiculation pattern) along the back.
Brook trout feature a distinctive marbled pattern (called vermiculation) across the flanks and back Fly Fishing with Jan. As pointed out above, brook trout primarily inhabit waters at a high altitude. However, on a recent adventure with my mate Jan, we came across brook trout in the Jura mountains.