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 Friday, March 9th, 2018

Red spots haloed blue

On olive in motion.  Art?

Nature's masterpiece.

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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Eagerly chomping

flies sparse and thick, Brooke Trout hook

kids for a lifetime.

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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

(Here are 2 haiku)

Heavy in my hand

Vermicular, muscular

Released, a shadow.

><((((°> ~~~~~~ ><((((°> ~~~~~~ ><((((°>

Always willing trout

To rescue a day's fishing

Spot on, brookie friends!

><((((°> ~~~~~~ ><((((°> ~~~~~~ ><((((°>

 

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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

With my new Hatch Reel

Br0ok trout fishing is so fun

it's the real deal

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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

God's great work of art

Rises from the deepest pool

The battle begins

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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Gasping in my hand

Vermilion-spangled splendor

My creel or freedom?

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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Curse, curse, curse, curse, curse  

Knots, dropped box, missed fish, bugs attack

Fish hits top, smile appears. 

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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Feather, hook rides high

An explosion of color

To hand, ice-age art

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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

White edge on orange fin

Gentle rise and soft dimple

Swirl through my spring dreams

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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Leave spawning trout lie

Swirling waters may tempt you

Tomorrow, let fly

 

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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

I bit grand paw's bait

Help me stay to meet your babe

 And her son one day

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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Brookies Swim Nearby

Rod In Hand Pursue, Alas

Tenkara, No Reel

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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

My fly rod keeps me

On cold-flowing brook trout stream

From vagrant arrest

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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Calm water restores

Patience, waiting, rising

Birds sing, ripples dance

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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Hiding in plain sight

Shimmering in the water

Brook trout will prevail

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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Small but mighty fish

Colorful as cool Fall days

Lasting memories

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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Spots and fins? Much more
Memories cherished always
Sights, smells, sounds live on

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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Brook trout in Vermont

Speak to a healthy system

And beauty for all. 

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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Bright camouflage fish

Colors from another world

Legend of my dreams

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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Cold water swirls round

Beauty surrounds to behold

Warms my soul with joy

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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

First riser spotted

Anticipation heightened

Gleaming spots fly high

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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Brook trout swim with joy

While they leap through the water

I think it looks fun

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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

No Twisted Line to Deal with

Hatch 5 Plus,  Heavenly Bliss

Dream Cast, Fish in Net

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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Adrenaline rush, 

Brook trout, when I spot you rise.

Bite now, for me, please.

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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

In the stream I wait

for the anglers caddisfly

just to say nice try

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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Fish seen in the brook

not Oncorhynchus, must be

a Salvelinus

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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Blue jays, chipmunks, too

brook trout bright and feisty fight

stream so crystal clear.

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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Brook trout are a char

When we stalk you from a far

Please eat my fly

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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

O ancient wonder,

what beauty beheld within

deep vermiculate!

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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Here Brookie Brookie

Look at what I tied for you.

Rise now brookie, rise!

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said on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Watery hermit
Dons orange against the cold
Life vermiculate

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said on Friday, March 16th, 2018

A green orange flash

A brook trout rises for food

My fly line tightens

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Flash! Ephemeral ...

More than beauty, not just fish

Stream spirit takes form

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

elusive shadow

lurking under liquid sky

will we meet today?

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

brook trout

cold flowing waters

jeweled fins rise sparkling riffle

glimpsed darting away

                     Michael Heiko, Maine

 

 

 

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Oh Brook, oh Brook kee!

Where might you be,  my Brook kee

In the stream Miss Brooks! 

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Oh Brook, oh Brook kee!

Where might you be,  my Brook kee

In the stream Miss Brooks! 

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Billy Penn's State Fish

Salvelinus fontinalis

Cold stream native son

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

To the stream I head,

Sights of Brooks dart left,  then right

Wet line, tight line, set! 

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

I am a brook trout

always hiding and teasing

catch me if you can

John Hurley

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

I was just thinking...
Char Unlimited doesn't
Sound very catchy.

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

A native species

Colorful with bright red spots

Nature at it’s best

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Just a fleeting glimpse

The beautiful brook trout gave

As the tippet broke

 

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

The colorful trout

A moody playful Brookie

Take my fly he does

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Little, speckled char,

Fin in your cold mountain brook,

Adirondack dream.

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

The brook trout

Darts from his lie

And pierces your soul

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Water clear and bright

Enter, stalk, quiet, and stealth,

Calm, patience, brook trout!

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Almost heaven  born

Lone bejeweled trout rising

Alpine angling joy

 

 

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

crystal clear water

sundrenched line spirals above

gleaming brook trout rises

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said on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Angels have halos

Brookies do too

red in the middle

and all around blue

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