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what are your best patterns for pond brookies?
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No secret weapon here, I used to fish for them in beaver ponds back in PA. I found that those brook trout that seem so easily fooled in the creek become sometimes impossible when in a nice clear still water.
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Red Duponts...gets them everytime

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...You're going to want some streamers. In Maine those would include black ghosts, gray ghosts, mickyfinns, and hornbergs, especially the hornberg variation with a red underwing... not sure what that's called.
For dies, match the hatch as well as possible and don't miss carrying some big Wluffs for the green and brown drakes. Speckled duns (callibaetis) are not just a western mayfly, we have them here in the east too.
Nymphs would include dragonflies and leeches
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Nothing beats a Renegade for a dry fly to beaver pond brookies.

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Default Re: pond brookies

I always had good luck with sparkle body woolly worms. Red tail, sparkle chenile for the body, and grizzly hackle. Used to strip them along the bottom of the ponds on a full sink line. Never failed.
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Default Re: pond brookies

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No secret weapon here, I used to fish for them in beaver ponds back in PA. I found that those brook trout that seem so easily fooled in the creek become sometimes impossible when in a nice clear still water.
So true. I start with a size 14 wolly bugger usialy in black. I have good luck on stimulators up top, but honestly i find streamers more effective here.
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Default Re: pond brookies

Matching a specific part of a hatch is a lot of fun. Other patterns work in specific places/times...terrestrials, muddler minnow, leech pattern = not the most fun to use. True, in some waters with specific feed with unique pigmentation.....certain colors are mint...virtually everything has a unique coloring to it.
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In the Sierra the beaver pond brookies like the same stuff as bows...adams, caddis, ants, etc. Having said that, they really do seem to like most anything orange, and especially a high riding coachman will often trick them. My experience only.

If they are eating only sub-surface I usually go looking for some bows or browns, except at the unnamed lake where Walter lives. They like leeches and scuds there on a slow troll and strip/twitch.

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what are your best patterns for pond brookies?
If you can get a boat on the pond try dabbling wet flies at dusk. It is the old guides method for the Adirondack brookies.
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