10 of the most visually stunning trout fishing locations

10 of the most visually stunning trout fishing locations

Trout fishing is great for the challenge and excitement it offers. It is made better still because trout often choose to live in some of the most picturesque locations on this planet. This article is my opinion of the 10 most visually stunning locations that offers equally impressive trout fishing. 10) Scottish Highlands When thinking…

Trout fishing differences between freestone, braided and spring-fed rivers?

Trout fishing differences between freestone, braided and spring-fed rivers?

Trout fishermen have different names for different types of water, so how do freestone rivers, spring creeks and tailwaters differ? Can some rivers fall into multiple categories? Some basic definitions Creek, Stream, Brook, Kill, Burn There is really no difference between a creek, stream or brook when it comes to trout fishing characteristics. I consider…

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…

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…

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…