Where exactly are brown trout native?

Where exactly are brown trout native?

When many people think of Brown trout, we assume they are native to Europe. While this is true, the species has dispersed over a much greater area than just Europe. Isolated populations also exists in North-West Africa, Central Asia, and Iceland. Icelandstraddles the North American and Eurasian plates. One easy way to identify brown trout…

Best color fishing line for trout fishing (and does it matter?)
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Best color fishing line for trout fishing (and does it matter?)

Most fishermen will claim you need to fish low visibility or clear lines when targeting trout. Is this true, or just confirmation bias? Do the trout actually care? For new anglers, there is no need to take risks when trout fishing. The best color fishing line for trout is clear or green. The clearer, and…

Why rivers mouths are prime trout fishing locations

Why rivers mouths are prime trout fishing locations

River mouths are often the site where trout gather in large numbers. There are three main reasons why trout gather there. Waiting for river conditions to improve for their upstream spawning migration Seeking cooler water from the tributary Feeding (Baitfish gather, and insects get washed down to river mouths) At river mouths, when the fishing…

Are Mepps spinners any good? (How do they compare with the competition?)

Are Mepps spinners any good? (How do they compare with the competition?)

I can not say that a Mepps spinner was the first lure I caught a trout on, but it was close. To save money, I actually started my trout fishing journey assembling my own inline spinners. Then one day, I discovered a little Mepps Black fury hanging from some overhead willow branches, and being 6’4”…

Handling trout with gloves, trying to separate the fact from fiction.
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Handling trout with gloves, trying to separate the fact from fiction.

The use of gloves when handling trout is very controversial to say the less, like many fishermen I have seen photos and videos of badly injured trout with visible ‘burns’ or ‘fungal’ marks in the exact position a person holds a trout. I have also seen wild trout with palm size fungal marks sulking in…

Shallow water lake tactics for trout (Why, Where, When, and How)

Shallow water lake tactics for trout (Why, Where, When, and How)

Something about fishermen, we often seem to think the most likely place to find fish is in the deepest hole, or on the featureless bottom of a lake several hundred feet down. We know that fish live in water, so deeper water must be hiding bigger fish. Like most fly fishermen probably already know, this…

How to find fish without a fish finder (trout and other species)
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How to find fish without a fish finder (trout and other species)

I have been kayak fishing for years, and most of the time I do not use a fish finder but I can still consistently get onto trout and many other species of fish. The reason why I don,t use a fish finder is that I often kill mine, and also out of stubbornness. I like…