Sunday, August 21, 2011
The brown trout has been in this country since the late 1880's. And although not a native to The U.S. they have been here long enough to be naturalized.
Those that follow this blog know of my love for the wild brook trout, and the small streams where he dwells. The brown trout is a close second, for he is a formidable quarry found in small as well as large waters.
My preference in the angling of the brown is in the same small streams as the brookie. In some instances they manage to coexist in the same streams. The brown will take a variety of flies, but my type of flies for this trout are dry, and streamers. This handsome trout is a meat eater, and soon discovers that little fish can fill up the belly faster than insects.
Most of my larger browns have been taken on streamers, and the Wooly Bugger is at the top of the list.
Small streams where the brown trout is found wild and scrappy.
A small stream wild brown. His colors are brilliant.
While most of my fishing is done a small waters, I do fish for the brown on larger rivers.
This one was taken on the Salmon River in N.Y. in December on a Wooly Bugger.