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Old 12-30-2006, 10:49 PM
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I am new to the art of fly fishing and am having trouble with finding a good place to fish. so my question is what geographic features (location, width, depth, speed, etc.) make up a good trout stream. also trout will be in the slower parts such as eddies right?
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Not always. I like to fish the edges of a fast drift and have more fish there. They sit waiting in the edge water while the food floats right to them. There are fish in big pools, but you will find more action in the faster waters.
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Do you have a fly shop near you ? Stop in & talk to themabout a stream near you. Don't be afraid to ask what thefish are hitting. Nymph, dry, streamer, etc. I've alwaysfound it best to ask. If they won't help, by all means checkanother shop. Most shops are more than happy to help, butI have found one or two that give the "cold shoulder".Trout fishing is awesome. This forum is a very good resourcefor anyone who is not afraid to ask questions. Best of Luck,Tie One On
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hey fly n00b.welcome! asking info from a local fly shop is a great idea...i would also suggest hiring a guide on your local trout waters. perhaps join the local trout unlimited chapter in your area.hope this helps!tim
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Prime trout lies very with the conditions of the sream/river. A trout will not spend more energy to feed then it is taking in. They are usually eating small bugs right? A trout will not stay in water that is moving really fast. However, they will be on the edge of it where they can pick off the food that is moving to the side of it. Take for example a river that is in run off stage, the trout all move to the edges to get out of the fast current. Get advise at local shops like others have suggested and every trip will be a learning experience. Like everything else, you will get better at reading the water the more you go.

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