Wild Trout

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Wild Trout

Post by njcatchrelease » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:03 am

I figured with the rain we got last week the local rivers would be running high and stained so on Saturday I decided to hit a small wild trout stream instead. I was rewarded with a few rainbows and brookies. All of them we caught on a size 20 Zebra midge and we released.

Here are a few photos from the day.

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Re: Wild Trout

Post by cappy » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:45 am

Nice pics, you did well. Thanks!

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Post by BiggerThomas » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:06 pm

Caught them on a size 20 midge, eh? Beautiful fish, but I think you're a bit shy of the 20/20 club :lol: I usually don't use smaller than a size 16--just can't see the hook eye, and the magnifying glasses don't help me much.

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Post by Rusty Spinner » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:17 am

They all look fat and healthy which is always a great sign in winter.
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Post by njcatchrelease » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:42 am

BiggerThomas wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:06 pm
Caught them on a size 20 midge, eh? Beautiful fish, but I think you're a bit shy of the 20/20 club :lol: I usually don't use smaller than a size 16--just can't see the hook eye, and the magnifying glasses don't help me much.
I know the feeling, I have to bring a pair of magnifying glasses with me or it would be impossible to tie on!
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Post by njcatchrelease » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:45 am

Rusty Spinner wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:17 am
They all look fat and healthy which is always a great sign in winter.
All the trout I catch in that stream especially the rainbows are all on the chunky side for their size.

Here is another from a previous trip.
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Re: Wild Trout

Post by Rusty Spinner » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:03 pm

njcatchrelease wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:45 am
Rusty Spinner wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:17 am
They all look fat and healthy which is always a great sign in winter.
All the trout I catch in that stream especially the rainbows are all on the chunky side for their size.

Here is another from a previous trip.
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Lots of bugs in that stream! They do look nice and fat and healthy.
"A sinking fly is closer to Hell" - Unknown

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