Re: Brookies in Winter?
I know that Brookies are active at a lower temperature than Browns or Rainbows. As a kid in Michigan, I caught Brookies with "Garden Hackle" early in the spring with Ice and Snow still on the ground. I gave my Ichthyology Texts away, so I don't off handed remember the actual water temp preferences.
If I lived closer, I would try deep nymphing in early afternoon and sunlight pools.
Those of you, who are Brookie fanatics, might want to keep temp records of some of the brookie streams. Spring locations, etc. might cause some streams to remain "warmer"in winter than others. Altitude is not the only factor! A day of hiking around with a thermometer and making some comparisons various Brookie streams might/ or might not be interesting??