For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Brown sugar is that wonderful sweet product we put in our oatmeal, chocolate chip cookies, baked beans and lots of other things. Brown sugar was not always the best choice for sweeteners at one time. But as we learned more about it we changed our ways and accepted it as part of America.
So the same can be said about the brown trout. He is not native to America, but has gained a wide and profound following among anglers. He is wily and very selective. And he is quite the bulldog when hooked. We have many streams in Connecticut that have wild self sustaining brown trout populations, and I enjoy targeting these fellows at all times of the year.
A wild brown can be taken on all types of flies. They're love of meat makes them a fine choice for streamers.
My choice of flies for this handsome guy is the dry fly. While brookies will smash a surface offering, the brown seems to rise and look, then take the fly with resolve and if hooked give a fine accounting for himself. So if given the chance to fish for sweet brown sugar, I'll take it.