Yep & thanks,went & looked at some other pictures,have caught longer ones there but the color was washed out & the jaws were not as hooked,Lot of fun watching it swin off no worse off than before I caught it lol
My go-to characteristic to look for is a Brook has a dark background with light squiggly markings, while a Rainbow has lighter background with fearless round spots. Your fish is darker than most rainbows, but it's sides are definitely lighter than the spots. Rainbows darken up quite a bit when they turn into Steelheads after moving into the rivers from the big lakes or ocean.
Model70Man yes thanks,loved the colors on it,it was above the weir dam.Been a long time since I fished the clinch this time of year but the colors were just awesome,no other folks fishing other than 1 guy piddling with a fly rod 50y up the creek.
Here is your Brook Trout that you caught that day Mike. Those Brook trout were introduced into the Clinch earlier that year. That was a very memorable float. That was when Gramps came down to float the river with us. I'll never forget it. Had a great time.