See America's best small streams from coast to coast! Fly Fishing for rainbow trout is fun. Most of the rainbow trout caught in this presentation are wild fish. Wild fish, whether native or from previously planted stocked trout, are much more fun but also more difficult to catch than stocked trout. Wild rainbow trout share the streams they live in with all kinds of predators. They spook easily and swim for the nearest cover at the slightest hint of a predator, including man. If you make one wrong move, they will not fall for your fake fly any time soon.
Fly Fishing for Small Stream Rainbow Trout is one of a series of presentations that shows the fun and pleasures of fly-fishing small streams. This program contains scenes from several blue-ribbon streams located throughout the United States from East, Midwest and Western states. Some of the streams are so small you can jump across them in places.
It is a fact that most small streams usually have small fish. The average size of a wild rainbow trout found in the Eastern and Mid-western small freestone
streams is probably only six to eight inches. A twelve-inch long trout would
be a good one. In the Western United States, rainbows probably average a
little larger, but again, a twelve-inch inch long trout would be an excellent catch for a small stream wild trout. Notice we said “average”. Rainbows can grow to much larger sizes and there are always those lunkers that can occasionally be found. If you watched our “top 85 tips on fly fishing program, you witnessed an 18 inch rainbow caught from Colorado’s White River, which is a relatively small stream.
Fly Rod Selection
Fly Line & Tippet Selection
Choosing the Right Fly
Dry Fly Fishing