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A brown trout quirk | Hatch Magazine – Fly Fishing, etc.

December 2, 2019

This turned up in the hatchmag.com email newsletter and it confirms what I’ve learned in many seasons fishing for Browns on the Grand River tailwater. Read on!

For the past several seasons I’ve been spending most of my fishing time pursuing brown trout. Free-rising brown trout. While so engaged I’ve been reminded countless times of a feeding quirk particular to this species. It’s this: Brown trout react to food according to their own whims and fancy, completely independent of its presence and abundance. Surround them with a good hatch, spinner fall, or stonefly flight, and brown trout might feed readily, might feed haphazardly, or maybe not at all.
— Read on www.hatchmag.com/articles/brown-trout-quirk/7714946

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