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Tag: brook trout

Fly Rods for Brook Trout

No species of trout can be found in more varied habitats than brook trout. They inhabit streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, estuaries, and bays. They live in streams narrow enough to step across, rivers wide enough to require several double-hauls to cast across, and lakes so big they can only be fished from a large motorboat. Brook trout vary in size more than...

Brook Trout and Beaver Ponds

Read a book excerpt from Bob Mallard’s new book, Squaretail: The Definitive Guide to Brook Trout and Where to Find Them, in this post on the Orvis blog. “With the exception of small freestone streams, no type of aquatic habitat is more identified with brook trout than beaver ponds,” Mallard writes. “The image of brook trout sipping insects off the...

New Approach to Restoring Native Western Trout

A new approach to restoring native trout in the West involves development of a “Trojan” broodstock of male brook trout that have entirely YY chromosomes. Through successive hatchery breeding, “The hope is that an all-male brook trout population will eventually occur,” writes Chris Hunt, “and the non-native fish will simply grow old and die, unable...

New Fly Fishing Books

Squaretail: The Definitive Guide to Brook Trout and Where to Find Them by Bob Mallard is a complete guide book to brook trout. From their history and habitat to tactics and techniques for fishing for them, this book has important information for anglers of all levels of expertise. With a foreword by Ted Williams. Stackpole Books [Hardcover] (July 26, 2019)...

Vintage Bamboo: First Time Fishing

This is the fourth video in a series where Michael Evanko fly fishes for trout with vintage fly rods. In this video, Evanko meets up with Nate Liscum (employee at The Feathered Hook in Coburn) and uses a bamboo fly rod for the first time. The rod used is not a high-end rod but rather a cheaper one purchased on eBay. This 7'-6" three piece rod was made in...

Nonnative Trout: Where We Went Wrong

While once viewed, and rightly so, as the best steward of the resource in the sporting community, can trout fishers truly make that claim today? Is any group of sportsmen more accepting of nonnative species than us? More reliant on artificial propagation and husbandry? As willing to embrace hybrids and other genetic mutations? Has any group of sportsmen...

"Brook Trout Blues"

A series of snorts, grunts, and whistles emanate from behind a bedroom door that is set along the far wall of the large room where I lay. After drawing the short straw, or in my case, a short hackle feather, I’ve spent the last few hours tossing and turning on a lumpy couch that smells of mothballs. My head aches and my mouth feels like I ate a fistful of...

Book Review - "Moving Water: Reflections of an Artist"

In my perfect dream, I’m sitting in a rocker on the porch of a farmhouse. My legs are raised. With my ankles crossed, the heels of my boots lean against the porch railing. My companion of twelve years, a black Lab named Buck, lies beside the rocker. His big head is cradled on the top of paws mottled with gray. Set between two spruce notches, my eight-foot...

Mice Attacked by Brook Trout | Labrador

Labrador has long been famous for the size and number of its brook trout, which is why Tom Rosenbauer always had it on his “bucket list.” Tom is a passionate small stream trout angler, and previous to his trip to Three Rivers Lodge his largest Brook Trout brought to hand was fifteen inches. Colin McKeown, host of The New Fly Fisher TV series, has been...

"Rita's Revenge"

Charlie O’Dowd was in mid swing when the silver Lexus pulled in behind his truck. His legs flexed as the maul sliced through the log he’d set on a stump. “Hey, you,” he called when his daughter stepped out from the driver’s door. “Hey, yourself,” she called back while her eight–year-old daughter climbed out of the back seat of the sedan. The...