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 12
As I wrote in yesterday's article, "Trout and Their Habitat" is all about the fish and the water they live in. This
program goes into great detail about the different types of water including freestone streams, tailwaters,
spring creeks and still water.
I also wrote that the number one problem most anglers have in catching fish is they want to short cut the
learning process and just go out and do it. They fail to take the time to learn about the particular species of
fish they pursue and the food that fish relies on to survive. This includes knowledge of that species habitat,
or the water it lives in. For example, there is a lot of difference in catching a brook trout from a lake and
catching a brook trout from a small mountain stream.
You also have to learn the difference in stocked, wild and native trout. Catching a recently stocked trout that
has been fed pellets in a hatchery its entire life is a completely different thing from catching a wild or native
trout that relies solely on the food within the stream.
The program also gets into the trout's ability to see and hear things. You can't possibly become proficient at
catching them without a good knowledge of this very important aspect of fly fishing for trout. It directly
involves the methods and techniques you use to approach and present flies to them.
"Trout and Their Habitat" is one of the DVD programs in our "Getting Started Series DVD Set".
Copyright 2012 James Marsh