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Old 10-31-2015, 09:27 AM
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Default Stillwater Brook Trout Flies ??

I would like to know what some of the favorite flies are for STILLWATER BROOK TROUT, Hope you guys all chime in with your ideas
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It all depends on when and where..

I remember one situation this past season where the hatch changed 4 times in about 2 hours.
By the time you figured it out, the hatch was about to change again, so it was 1 or 2 fish and then they wanted something else.

Another time, it was dragon fly nymphs and nothing else would do. Once you figured it out,.. one fish after another.

A lot of the brook trout ponds that I fish are full of leaches. Ask people who might swim there... they know

One thing that I have noticed that's close to constant with stillwater brookies is they like the color pink.
The fly (not seen) in this picture is a pink Kennebago Muddler . Best described as a muddler, Hornberg hybrid
Works great as a big nymph during the dragonfly and hex hatches

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Default Re: Stillwater Brook Trout Flies ??

Not that I am any expert but I have had success on ant patterns, fished in smaller lakes high in the mountains.


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Default Re: Stillwater Brook Trout Flies ??

My favorite fly is the Delaware Adams. Ants, like Ivory Arrow suggests are good also. Brookies are aggressive fish, so that goes in our favor. We have a brookie lake here that has taught me that when they feed below the surface, they want something bright colored. Try a white wooley bugger or streamer. Now, I say this because the water color is a dark tea stained color due to the peat that is found in the lake. But when it comes to dries, the Adams.
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Default Re: Stillwater Brook Trout Flies ??

Fish quite a lot in the Snowy Range of southern Wyoming. Most of the lakes are brook trout lakes. Most are high elevation (10,200+). Favorite dry flies are: Royal Humpy, Royal Wulff, Stimulator or Parachute Adams.
Below the surface: Hairs Ear Soft Hackle, Prince Nymph, Wooly Bugger in a blood red color, Little Brook Trout Streamer, Midge Pupae, and any colorful streamer. Usually I fish these as a dropper except the streamers. Sometimes the midge patterns are fished pretty much straight down, with weight , very close to the bottom. I should use this technique more.
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I'll answer this not geared just to Brook Trout but to lake's and specifically the high lakes we have here in Colorado that typically have populations of Cutthroats and Brook Trout (they behave very similarly in that environment)

Underneath:
1. Micro-buggers. Tied on size 10 and 12. Typically white and black.
2. Scuds - black, olive (I can think of a couple Square Tops lakes that your day will be empty without them)
3. Midges, Chironomidge, and callibaetis. I put these together because I usually fish them together straight down in the water column.
4. Damsels - one of my favorite times of year is when you get to fast strip those back on some of our lakes
5. eggs

ON TOP:
1. Adams (variety of sizes)
2. EHC
3. Ants (I like flying black and big fan of florescent orange)
4. Amy's ANT
5. Beetles

I've had the days where you only need one of these and it catches all day. i've had others where you were literally changing every few casts trying to figure out the fish. Overall though, these have typically worked well for me.
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Scuds, Chironomids, and anyone of DENNY RICKARDS PATTERNS
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This little soft hackle caught a bunch of Brookies for me back in August on some high alpine lakes in the Eastern Sierras:

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HOOK: Daiichi 1560, #12 – #18

THREAD:Veevus 16/0, Red

RIB: Ultra wire, Metallic Blue, SM or x-sm

ABDOMEN: Peacock. Iridescent Red – Spirit River

HACKLE: Hen Neck, Furnace



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Default Re: Stillwater Brook Trout Flies ??

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Fish quite a lot in the Snowy Range of southern Wyoming. Most of the lakes are brook trout lakes. Most are high elevation (10,200+). Favorite dry flies are: Royal Humpy, Royal Wulff, Stimulator or Parachute Adams.
Below the surface: Hairs Ear Soft Hackle, Prince Nymph, Wooly Bugger in a blood red color, Little Brook Trout Streamer, Midge Pupae, and any colorful streamer. Usually I fish these as a dropper except the streamers. Sometimes the midge patterns are fished pretty much straight down, with weight , very close to the bottom. I should use this technique more.
Snowy Range one of the most beautiful places in America most have never heard of. I never fished there but have passed thru there a few times. VERY nice piece of the planet.
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