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Old 11-24-2013, 06:49 PM
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Default Re: Strains of Browns...Help!

Now I'm questioning my word on this, I'm looking at some old photos, I'll come back and edit in or post more in a while.

Ok, after some old pictures and a look at some reference material "Trout" by Judith Stolz & Judith Schnell" (highly recommended) I will say that the top has all the looks of a Loch Leven trout but the bottom is of German ancestry. The spots are not always the final word on identification but a good place to start.

Generally the German fish will have a blood red adipose fin and much more yellow on the belly. The spots are more dense wiith many surrounded by a red halo.

All my brown trout photos are on slides but I have a few that are scanned. These are German from Spring Creek PA.

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Going with the 'spots' identification method, this one could go either way but perhaps a L. Leven.

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Another German;
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And another, as you see the spot pattern differs so greatly that it can be hard to call in some cases.
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Funny, I hardly recognize the guy in the picture, Alaska aged me buddy.
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