One of my long term goal is to catch a brook trout in each of its native states (which is a lot). I know it will take many years, but it's one of the ways I can honor one of my favorite fish. The brook trout has unmatched beauty and resilience. It has survived countless years on the east coast (and is taking over the west where stocked) though times of crazy natural and man made disasters. So this summer I took the time to add to my list (of one state prior to the trip) and pay tribute to Salvelinus fontinalis.