Friday, April 22, 2011

Brown Trout


That's the name of this streamer. Designed and tied to represent a juvenile brown trout. Brown trout are notorious meat eaters, and not at all ashamed to dine on their own, this is why a streamer can be so effective on them under certain instances.



Wild browns can be taken in small streams on dry flies, and they will take them quite readily when the fly is presented well. They like the comfort of a position in the stream where ambush is at their means. Fish the shadows, along a fallen log, root jams, near undercut banks. Fishing low light times are also a plus.


While the beauty of a brook trout in my opinion is tops, the brown is a close second. Their spotted bodies are very handsome. They are strong in their abilities to shake a fly or take you into a root tangle and say goodbye.


The wild brown taken in a small stream, with a 3wt is a tussle that's hard to beat.


16 comments:

  1. Were those pictures taken recently? Nice pictures.

    I am heading to the water in a few minutes to try again to get my first trout on a fly.

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  2. Ed,
    Those were from last autumn.
    I'll be waiting on your report.
    I may fish for a spell today too.

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  3. Brt Trt, again nice post. The water is still a little high here in the Berkshires of western mass, so I may head to Orvis in Vermont tomorrow and buy a new fly tying vise.

    Next week may work out better to try and get my 1st trout of 2011 on a fly.

    Weather wise is slowly improving.........DRYFLYGUY

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  4. Another fine streamer! And those are some nice brownies. Thanks for the post.

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  5. Nice fly and beautiful pics as usual Brk Trt.

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  6. Nice. I'll have to match my Brookie fly with a Brownie one soon:
    http://stridart.blogspot.com/2010/08/brook-trout-streamer.html

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  7. I lost another one but I got it closer to the shore this time (no setting the hook like bass fishing this time). I am still sort of bumbling and fumbling and that is not helping matters. Of course I wanted to land the trout but it didn't ruin my day. I may go back out this evening and use a may fly because the bugs were all over the water for the first time this year. I used a Wooly Bugger earlier in the day.

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  8. Very nicely done as always !

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  9. DRYFLYGUY,
    Thanks. I guess if you can't be fishing, The Orvis shop is a great place to be. I really like that place.


    Kiwi,
    Thanks.

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  10. John,
    Thanks, it's appreciated.


    StridArt,
    Thanks.

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  11. Ed,
    I have a good feeling that your success will come soon. I guess it already did, you were able to fish.


    Mark,
    Thanks

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  12. Great Streamer. It really does look like a baby brown. I can just imagine a big ole bertha rising from the depths to eat that beauty. nice!!

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  13. As always... great pattern and good stuff!

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  14. Trout Magee,
    Thanks. I've had that happen before.


    Midge Man,
    Thanks.

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  15. Nice pics and a nice fly. I did not know that fact about Browns being beat eaters, that is interesting. Out of all the trout I tend to like the Brown the best.

    Whitetail Woods™

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  16. Rick Kratzke,
    Thanks. I've read where brown trout reach 10 inches or so they start to feed on small fish, as to insects. This is especially true on small streams because the insect hatches are not as profuse as they are on larger rivers.

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