I have been reading the comments about this trend and have not commented because I do so very little trout fishing anymore (I now prefer smallies). But I do have to agree with Neil on this subject. I would also like to point out that browns and rainbows are a little more adaptable than brookies. Brown trout are able to handle less oxygen and warmer waters and that is the reason they have become a popular species. I would also like to point out that Joe Brooks wrote in one of his books that brook trout "are on a constant suicidal mission". We are in an time period where most fishing is sport fishing so why should be limit ourselves to that one native species.