Thursday, April 15, 2010

Connecticut's Tigers

While fishing one of Connecticut's Class 1 WTMA's I had the good fortune of hooking a wild Tiger trout.

I had been fishing a dry fly in a run along a half sunken log when a trout rose to the fly, missing it.
I continued to float the fly in the same way and a few drifts later the trout took the fly. I could tell the fish was of good size by the feel of its weight. As the fish was coming close to hand it appeared to be a brown. As I reached to the fish I noticed it was indeed a Tiger. He had a lenght of about 12 inches. As I laid my rod on the bank I reached for my camera, thats when the trout made a run upstream and departed.

This is only the second Tiger I have caught , the other was on another WTMA also.

As I sat back on the bank I wondered how many more of these Tigers swim in this stream.


  1. Very Nice!
    Still looking for my first Tiger.
    Glad you were able to get out and enjoy the great weather.

  2. Congratulations on the launch of your blog Brk Trt. Your wild brook trout are the prettiest trout I've ever seen... just beautiful.

    Look forward to following your adventures.


  3. AT, I hope you can get out this weekend, perhaps the weather will cooperate.

    Good luck friend,

    Brk Trt

  4. Andy,welcome and thanks for the compliment and the well wishes.

    Those tiny flies you tie are special.

    Brk Trt

  5. What a great pic of the tiger. Had to come over to your blog and compliment you here as well. I've not been lucky enough to catch a wild tiger yet...until I do, I'll marvel at your pics.

  6. troutrageous,

    Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for the compliments