The Brown Trout: a Success Story

January 4, 2013 By: Erin Block

Introduced to the U.S. in the late 1800s, brown trout weren’t initially accepted as an appropriate catch for fly fishers. Called speckled carp back in the day, they now hold their own “as the ultimate articulated streamer charging predator,” writes Michael Gracie, pointing to an article in 1956 Sports Illustrated on brown trout in America: “proof that even for a fish America is the land of opportunity.”