Brook trout Haiku: Win this Hatch reel

By Kirk Deeter

 

The speckled brook trout

Fins in your deep memory

And wins you a reel

 

No fooling. We’re in a generous AND creative mood today, so we’re going to give away this beautiful, Hatch Outdoors 5-Plus Finatic Generation 2 reel… in a slick pewter finish. This is a $550 value.

 

All you have to do is enter, in the comment thread below (either on tu.org, or in the Facebook comments) your best Haiku thoughts. The subject for this one is simple “brook trout” (because that only eats up two syllables).

 

They can be funny, deep, whatever… but you have to follow Haiku format—in English—that being, three lines total, 17 syllables, five on line one, seven on line two, five on line three. Got it? Five, seven, five… good luck. We will announce the winner two weeks from today.

Comments

 
said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Magnificent trout. 

You’re contemplating my fly. 

Rise brookie, RISE!

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Magnificent trout. 

You’re contemplating my fly. 

Rise brookie, RISE!

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Cast lands in silence

The brook trout swim unaware

The game is afoot!

 

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Cast lands in silence

The brook trout swim unaware

The game is afoot!

 

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Little fish from deep

eager to my fly he takes

darts back when released

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

 

I'm speckled brook trout

I swim in cold clear waters

catch and release me.

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Brook Trout

river, sun and trout merge

into bamboo flow

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Hatch on the river

Brookie does rise to my fly

Sweet sip take and run

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

 

Yellow and green spinning gold,

A wary brown trout

laughs at my Autumn daydream.

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Little brook I seek,

Light as the feather I drop,

What I seek I find.

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

I am a jewel

Don't poison me with debris

I am a brook trout

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Blue Ridge Lines

Ancient creek warrior,

over-the-rainbows diver, 

our brook trout.  Nymph thieves.

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Flash of orange and white.

Line screams off my new Hatch reel.

Mountain stream native.

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Brook Trout rise

The hike is long and steep

Mr. Rapidan floats along

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Labrador spawner

Five pounds of August colors

like wet polished stones

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Eager brookie come

inhale my child's size twelve fly

and bring a bright smile

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

I'm a speckled brook trout

weaving through crystal waters

catch and release me

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Vermiculation

allurement of the brook trout

seduces rod and reel

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Salvelinus char

so many of you in stream

Culling for breakfast

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

cooperative

bejeweled darting fly-sipping

beguiling native

 

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Brookie Brookie WOW

You charm like no other can

Please be there always

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Woke before daylight

Dream of Brookies ~ line snaps tight,

Fly and fish take flight

 

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

A fly fisher dreams

of free-flowing mountain streams

and naive brook trout.

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

 

Frigid mountain waters

wild brook trout sipping flies

Let my hatch reel sing

 

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said on Sunday, March 11th, 2018

A char not a trout

But "of a spring or fountain"

fontinalis is

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said on Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Dear Fontinalis

Here I Sit Broken Hearted

Caught But Soon Parted

-SG

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said on Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Brook Trout Haiku

an ode to catch and release 

and clean wild waters

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said on Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Gaudy fish of dreams -

How beautifully you melt back

into pebbled streams

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said on Sunday, March 11th, 2018

The cast landed true

Spots rose then wisely refused

I’ll be back for you

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said on Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Bejeweled wild thing,

please pull my heartstrings, and make

my new Hatch reel sing!

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said on Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Dawn is misty cool 

Fins fan slowly in the pool

Catch, lose, matters naught

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said on Sunday, March 11th, 2018

My cast landed true 

Spots that rose wisely refused

I'll return for you

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said on Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Went Brook Trout fishing,

but the fiends had lain a trap.

Vanity and flies, lost!

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said on Sunday, March 11th, 2018

First mention Brook Trout,

then you mention a season. 

Boom! Easy haiku!

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said on Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Dastardly Brook Trout!

They just stare at my fly’s drift

My pride lies tattered

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said on Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Uncle Lars wants that reel

but his haikus aren’t that good.

Give him a break, huh?

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said on Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Winter becomes spring

brook trout in ambush await

their camo is fire

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said on Sunday, March 11th, 2018

brook trout lie serene

invisible in water

waiting for sunrise 

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said on Sunday, March 11th, 2018

beautiful in air

invisible in water

brook trout await you

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said on Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Red dots blue halos

litlle brook red belly fiend

heavenly release

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said on Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Hard cold slippery

Jewel shining in my hand

Brook Trout fill my soul

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said on Sunday, March 11th, 2018

​The brook trout in Maine
Wonderful flies to catch them 
Joy when they in-hail

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said on Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Brook trout start as parr

Year or two they eat and grow

Trophies they become​

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said on Sunday, March 11th, 2018

The native brook trout

That run out in the ocean

Grow twice as fast now

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said on Sunday, March 11th, 2018

The native brook trout

I​n water so crystal clear​​

Hide so very well​

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said on Sunday, March 11th, 2018

From glaciers afar

To Smokies mountain laurel

Swam the speckled char

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said on Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Crystal pure aqua

Glistening irridesence

Erupts!  Tight line... Ahhhh!

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said on Monday, March 12th, 2018

Vermiform markings

Pale yellow spots, white-tipped fins

Must be a brookie

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said on Monday, March 12th, 2018

When the bamboo rules.

The Good Lord nods his approve

For the Brook Trout duel

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said on Monday, March 12th, 2018

Brookie, Squaretail, Speck -

Gems that pristine waters hold,

Wild and clear and cold

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