We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Looking forward to fishing season, and hoping Capt. Tom will have some fresh info for us, especially about fly fishing in Yankeeland. In the meantime, I will dig up some of our archival bamboo fishing posts -
That's Editor Bird Dog in the distance, happily fishing in the rain on an April Saturday on the Eleven Mile Brook in CT, with a Haney 7'4" quad bamboo, on Beat #4. Plenty of mostly hatchery Brook Trout, all sizes. Which are not trout, as I am regularly reminded. Called trout, look and act like trout, but Brookies are, in fact, a species of char, not trout.
Lovely pic of you, Bird Dog, and the stream you are fishing in. I've got a species question for you. My husband-the-traveler has fished for Arctic char [and eaten it -- delicious] in Alaska, and says that he understands that Arctic char is a relative of salmon. But Arctic char is a salt-water fish like salmon [except when its charging to its death in the stream of its birth]. So how can char be a relative of the fresh-water Brook trout -- or any trout, for that matter?
Real quick - Salmonidae, which includes graylings, fresh water white fish, trouts and salmon/chars are basically all the same fish with minor variations. They are all anadromous (live in salt, spawn in fresh water). They share certain physical charactistics - long slender bodies, with the pelvic fins and adipose fins located more towards the rear of the body of the fish. There are some exceptions to this but minor ones.
You really don't, unless you are a trout fisherman, want to get into trouts and their variations - for example, there are eight recognized variations of cutthroat trout and some believe there are up to seventeen.
For the record, trout fishermen are a strange breed - I'll leave it at that. :>)
I will have something for you by Wednesday BD - the house is finally finished - as in done, fini, over with - complete renovation front-to-back and it went on the market this morning officially, live listing at 0530 hrs. As of this moment, we have three showings today and four tomorrow.
Apparently, there aren't many 2,000 square foot single level ranches on the market nowadays for under $275K. :>)