Just got back Saturday night from a week at Three Rivers Lodge in the wilds of Labrador. Five of us caravaned almost 1,000 miles north, then took a float plane another 150 miles to the lodge on the Wood River system. Short synopsis: wild country, many black flies and mosquitoes and many LARGE brook trout.
Here is a video of my fishing buddy Randy landing a "small one" of about 2 pounds.
A 2-pounder was what we called a "tagger" as a couple of the guides would weigh, measure and tag any untagged fish over about a pound-and-a-half. Most fish over 3 pounds had already been tagged and they would record the tag number in their log. We caught some fish that had been tagged three years ago (this was the third year of a three year tagging effort.) We didn't catch many fish that were too small to tag. Most were probably about three pounds. My biggest brook trout was 25.5 inches long and about eight pounds, caught on a size 12 Royal Wulff.
I probably caught the most fish on large black woolly-buggers, but also quite a few on Royal Wulff, Royal Bomber, Prince nymph, red brassie, Alder Fly dry, and Woodduck Orange streamer. I hooked and lost what was probably my biggest brook trout on a Wood Special streamer. I had been trying to catch that fish all afternoon and when I finally hooked him he swam to the surface, turned and slowly swam away and when I put pressure on him he came unbuttoned. Drat!! My last fish of the trip was caught on my Black Ghost Clouser fly, that is also deadly on LLS in ME and NH. I'll be adding a few pictures and videos over the next few days. Wow, what a trip!