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 5th, 2018

Little brookie you.

I spot you there, and catch you.

Then release you too.

Scott Hood 

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said on Monday, March 5th, 2018

Little white fin fish

your spots tease me to no end

Catch Release Repeat

Don Wolcott

+138
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said on Monday, March 5th, 2018

Brook trout are not Trout

Technically they are char

They taste better too.

+118
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said on Monday, March 5th, 2018

Hiking mountain woods

Searching hemlock shaded streams

A brook trout rises

+166
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said on Monday, March 5th, 2018

Mystic brook trout sips

Cold high country water flows

A tug before dark

+114
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said on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Low light cast afloat

Brook trout swirls under bough

Our worlds meet again

+96
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said on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Cumberland River

Haiku written on Pabst box

Brook trout took me there

+115
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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Anticipation 

eager to see your shadow

brook trout are you there

+198
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said on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

I am not eligible to win, but have to play.

Beaver pond at dusk.

Hexagenia emerge.

Orange belly slurps mine.

+135
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said on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

S. Fontinalis

In water ethereal

An anglers dream

 

+119
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said on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Vermiculated

ripples under autumn sky.

Blue halo sunset. 

+149
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said on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Brook trout in rivers

We must protect and restore

Trout Unlimited

+129
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said on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Wild salter brook trout

A kid fishing for sea-runs

True love has begun

+112
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said on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

The film releases,

soft as a genuflection,

pale emerald curls.

+133
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said on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Orange,black,white fins

Vermiculations so green

Blue halos,red spots 

+111
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said on Thursday, March 8th, 2018

anxious, excited

steady, waiting

elated, pride

+117
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

beautiful brook trout

nature's gift to fishermen's eyes

thank you, mam, thank you

+97
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Cold hungry brook trout,

Ravenous and colorful,

Quick, get to my reel.

+108
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Brook Trout I See You

Mystic and hidden from most 

But hardly from me

+116
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

The magnificent

and most beautiful of trout

to catch and release

+109
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Brook trout tails are square

We cast to them flies of hair

to which they beware

+127
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

The glaciers did melt

Carving rivers and streams through

A prize left, speckled

+111
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Brookie oh brookie

may you stand the test of time

hope we meet again

+94
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Time comes to a halt,

A flash of eyes set to war,

A snap, hell breaks loose. 

 

+92
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Brookie oh brookie

may you stand the test of time

please be on my line

+78
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Brookie plays the game

Colors radiate my dry

No hook-up today

+82
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Brook trout.Catch.Behold.
Beautiful coloration.
All day lollipop.

 

+112
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Up the Canyon hike

Favorite spot, here we go

Monster brookie on!

+119
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Brookies in the pool

Speckled wonders

Rising to my fly

+137
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

flash of red white

cold as mountain air

brook trout of dreams

Larry R.

+87
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Trout? Aren't you a char?

Last thought as I spot colors 

And vermiculars.

+113
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Stunning colored char

Flowing cold and clear, your home

We dance once again

-db

 

 

 

 

+120
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Glint of white fin ‘neath

Dappling komoreibi

Colors winter’s dreams

+86
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

cold pine scent blue sky

a tug of jumping red white

another brook trout dream

+84
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

The shaded creek runs cold

Babbling cleanly across the earth

Brookies have returned

or

Invasive out West

Generations' pride out East

Cherish the natives

jrp

+104
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

What is more thrilling

Eager Color flashing on

My line, brookie time.

+145
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

hunting Brookies

a shadow, a flash—a cast

to empty water

+135
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Vermont brook trout love

Clean and cold water rivers

Protect, Preserve, Now

+112
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Sly Salvelinus

fontinalus, a brookie,

confounds this rookie!

+101
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Beautiful brook trout

camoflage hides you from view

will you take my fly?

+134
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

big orange bruiser / belly like a tabby cat / full of grasshoppers

+88
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

With my Bride in Tow

We watched a Brookie leap to Feed

Did that Hatch taste Good

+112
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Selection tied tight

Casts of water ripples made

Char within a Brook

 

by: Nathaniel Nouri 3/9/2018

+108
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

I climb the mountains

just to find peace, and find you

I love these brook trout

+92
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Stripes of White on red
With every cast I seek you
In your world I dream

+102
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

palette of color

vivid, patterned, complete

nature's wet canvas

+80
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

hungry Whetstone trout

caddisflies emerge and rise

welcome dinner guests

+120
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

my first dry fly fish

a native mountain brookie

my best memory

 

+94
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Cold, swift, Vermont stream

Painters palette swims and swirls

Connection is made

+76
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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Gurgling water, trout

Rising up, present fly, set

The Raconteur smiles!

 

 

+109
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