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Chapter Seven: Finding Trout

Finding brook, brown, and rainbow trout in streams and creeks

Finding Trout Chapter 7 - Advanced Fly Fishing How To Videos From Orvis

Trout are not found everywhere in a river, especially when they are feeding. Learn how to narrow down the possibilities to predict where trout are most likely to be found, whether you’re fishing a giant river or a tiny mountain stream. You’ll learn how these places change daily, and with seasonal changes—and where trout go during high water. How important is cover and shade? Are brook, brown, cutthroat, and rainbow trout found in different places? What is the difference between a freestone stream, tailwater, spring creek, or limestone stream? And where are trout found in each one of those environments? You’ll learn all those things and more in this chapter.

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