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I also don't know what this one is. Because they look like fuscia blueberry blossoms, I was thinking they were evergreen huckleberries (which would be amazing! They're everywhere and I want to eat all the delicious berries!) But.... The evergreen huck's have waxy leaves, not needles.
Anyway, since I can't identify them with my Pacific Northwest foraging book, these must be poison. Beautiful poison.
Rainbow trout to be precise! Tiny ones, but trout nonetheless!
I bought a fully collapsible carbon fiber tenkara rod from Japan to fish the mountain streams the other week and, what fun! I've gone twice now. The first time I nabbed four of these little cuties. Last time I plucked out two of these mini nothings. Those I threw back.
The streams were small, and I'm still learning. But six trout in two outings for a total noob? Small or not, that's a success in my book.