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.
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Spectacular colors on the first brown!!! Chomping at the bit here. Can't wait to get out and fish!!! Very nice Al!!!!ReplyDelete
He was pretty. Must be feeling better now Pete. The angling itch needs to be scratched.
great pics, not long now and i'll be casting a fly once again to these beuties!ReplyDelete
Soon for you, perhaps around March 1st?
It's pretty hard to beat those little wild browns. Beautiful fish Alan...ReplyDelete
Taken on #16 dry flies in those little streams....awesome.
Nice browns....what's the fly in the second ones mouth?ReplyDelete
It's a reversed tied parachute. A killer fly at times.
What size are the brown trout that you land in that area? I know down here there can get some size to them. Thanks for sharing
In the small streams I fish the wild browns are about 4 to 10 inches, with a 12 inch thrown in at times. In some of the rivers here they attain a large size, the mid 20's.
Lovely brownies Alan, roll on March the 15th so I can get my fix too!ReplyDelete
It's getting close for you buddy.
wow, that 2nd shot is just gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Seems like all things came together for that shot.
While I don't think anything can hold a candle to a native brookie in terms of beauty, wild brown trout come in a close second in my book.ReplyDelete
I agree with you.
I love the way they attack a muddler minnow on the surface. The first fish picture is spectacular. Damn you are good with a camera.ReplyDelete
When they see a vulnerable piece of meat they waste no time in eating it.
Great pictures. A like minded fly-fisherman for sure.ReplyDelete
I appreciate your comment.
Jim Yaussey Albright,Delete
Pretty "Brownie"! I enjoy fishing for Browns also. Occasionally, will run across a larger Brown that will scare you on first sight. I am the "Rainbow Chaser" but, loves me some Brown and Brookies, too.ReplyDelete
You certainly give chase to a strong and beautiful fish.
They are a treat to catch Brk Trt..nice fish..ReplyDelete