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 Monday, March 12th, 2018

 

resplendent fall day

this brook trout male glowing too

in my memory

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said on Monday, March 12th, 2018

Angelic halos

Scarlet ventral bursting sight

Spawning time is here

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said on Monday, March 12th, 2018

Wild swirling strokes

Shimmering spots pink and blue

Paintbrush of the stream

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said on Monday, March 12th, 2018

Beguiling Bucktail

Brookie Blithely Bamboozled

Brash Beauty Bolts--Bliss!

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said on Monday, March 12th, 2018

Refusal again

But I am a life member

What? Another fly

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said on Monday, March 12th, 2018

Dry fly lands softly

Brook trout strikes, fighting hard, but…

Dinner is ready

 

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said on Monday, March 12th, 2018

Where is the brookie

Big enough to rip backing

Off my hatch five plus

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said on Monday, March 12th, 2018

Present my dry fly

Watch it drift, hope for a bite

No hit, try again

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said on Monday, March 12th, 2018

 

Caught on my hookie,

a reckless little brookie~

perhaps, a rookie!

 

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said on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Michael Noftsger - Haiku

Beautiful Brook Trout

Rising to the flies I tied

Released for future enjoyment

 

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said on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Glacial Ancestors
Swimming Icy Waves Through Time
Blue Lines Your New Home

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said on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

True meditation

begins with a rod and reel.

Clear water, brook trout. 

 

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said on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

All day long no bites

Pint-sized Brookie breaks the spell

A Whale of a Catch

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said on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Alone fishing deep

Contemplating life and death

Brook trout by Brook trout

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said on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Indicator Fish

Healthy Clean Clear Cold Water

Yay! I see Brook Trout

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said on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Blue lines on topo

Search small streams for wild brook trout

Sweet tranquility

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said on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

we look for escapes

the world seems to be in chaos

tight line brookie on

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said on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Speckled in red. Blue

haloed angel of the stream.

Soul stealer, steal me.

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said on Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Brook trout eats the fly

But I’m the one who’s captured

Hook, line and sinker

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said on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Our conservation,

strives to create clean waterways,

saving habitats.

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said on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Angelic fin tips

Fine splash of perfect color

Fluid resplendence

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said on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Blue, orange, red, white

when is this trout not a-flame?

when it is a char

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said on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Green-blue back darts in

Sunburst side and  white tipped fin

A take, tug and grin

 

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said on Saturday, March 17th, 2018

A fierce take, giant leap

Monster brook trout on the line

Hope the tippet holds

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said on Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Blue-ringed sparks float up

From misty belly fire, then

Fade to mottled stone

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said on Friday, March 16th, 2018

flash sparkle take gone

highland sourced flows clean and cold

native trout is home

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said on Friday, March 16th, 2018

Speckled eastern fish...

Why did I chase you away?

Please come back and play.

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said on Friday, March 16th, 2018

A flash of sunrise

A slick greenback flashes by

I now know heaven

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said on Friday, March 16th, 2018

Rainbow of colors.

A Finatic for your rise.

The take is so sweet.

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said on Friday, March 16th, 2018

Miniscule ripples

The flash of white and orange

Brook trout on a fly

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said on Friday, March 16th, 2018

Steep hike to Prill lake

Cast to rise of dappled char

Years pass; that "trout" grows

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said on Sunday, March 18th, 2018

Stealthy approach pays

Brook trout stays oblivious

Until the fly stings

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said on Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Cold and snowy March

Season Opens April First

Brook Trout’s Fool Am I

 

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said on Saturday, March 17th, 2018

This is my haiku:

rainbow silhouettes 

dream-like shadows of color

 casting flies at hopes 

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said on Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Cast a tiny fly

The brook trout sees it go by

Cast it once again

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said on Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Approach a still pool

You spy a brook trout down deep

Cast with precision 

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said on Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Fishing tiny stream

Catching large native brook trout 

Keep it a secret

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said on Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Fish in swift river

Brook trout are educated

Can see real nymphs

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said on Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Fishing Swift River

Loaded with native brook trout

Cast my fly to them

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said on Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Salters on Cape Cod

Brown trout were eaten by bass

Brook trout now grow fast

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said on Sunday, March 18th, 2018

favorite fly sipped

speckled muscle glistens bright

parting seven x

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said on Sunday, March 18th, 2018

Tom:

 

bend in the river--

the old man meets the brookie

for the last time

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said on Monday, March 19th, 2018

A caddis dancing

Under Brookies watchful eye;

A flash, swirl, a rise.

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