I've been working on some drawings and watercolors of trout and flyfishing to use on cards for our Trout Unlimited chapter.
We have three common trout in this area of the country. Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis), Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) and Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). The first species is native to the area, and the last two were introduced. All three are considered cold water sport fish. The Wildlife Resources Division and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service stock the streams with rainbow, brown and brook trout to keep up with sport fishing demands.
These trout exhibit wonderful patterns of colors, spots and wiggly lines. After looking at several photos of trout I started working on some cards that just show the patterns. Below are patterns on a Brook Trout and a Brown trout.