Insects and other foods the trout should be eating:
1. BWOs (Little and baetis BWOs)
2. Little Yellow Quills
3. Needle Stoneflies
Most available/ Other types of food:
5. Sculpin, Minnows (Streamers)
6. Craneflies (larvae)
Fly Fishing DVD - Part 15
In Part 14 of this series, I explained why we decided to do individual programs about each major species of
trout. We needed much more detail than our "Trout and Their Habitat" program contained on each species of
The previous article was about our first release in the small stream series - "Fly Fishing For Rainbow Trout".
Like our other fly fishing DVD, "Fly Fishing For Brook Trout" was shot on numerous streams from coast to
coast, from Maine to Georgia and Montana to Arizona.
This program really surprised us. It seems brook trout are far more popular than we thought. We didn't
expect it to sell as many copies as the rainbow and brown trout programs and thought it many not even equal
the popularity of the Cutthroat program. That hasn't turned out to be the case. Both our Brook Trout and
Cutthroat programs have sold as well as the rainbow and brown trout programs.
I think the main reason for that is there are few, if any, instructional videos dedicated strictly to fly fishing for
brook trout or cutthroat trout. Many have been produced on fishing for rainbow and brown trout. I don't know
the figures off hand, but I do know that all four copies have sold very well and the last time I checked, almost
equally in numbers of sells.
I also think what I call the "Small Stream" effect if a big factor. I doubt there's ever been a survey or poll taken
on small stream fishing as compared to large streams, but I would be willing to bet a token that the majority of
anglers that fish with the fly rod would prefer to fish small streams over large ones.
Small streams and small trout usually, but not always, go hand in hand. Just as a general rule, the farther you
travel upstream on any freestone stream, the smaller the stream and the smaller the fish get. There are
exceptions to this. For example, some of the small streams in the Smokies have huge brown trout. They exist
mostly in the lower elevations. The small headwater streams of the Smokies almost always have smaller fish
than the larger streams in the lower elevations but the largest streams in the Smokies are still small streams.
When most Southern freestone streams become very large they become too warm to support trout. The
largest stream in the Smokies is still considered a small stream by most anglers.
Copyright 2012 James Marsh