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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-22-2019, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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Brown trout

Anyone here swinging downsized atlantic salmon flies for brown trout? I've been having alot of luck lately using blue charms and green butt skunks. Any other patterns work for you guys?
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Rusty rats work great for me!

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Rusty Rat is my favourite at the moment for Browns.
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Cool stuff for your trouts!

I have a friend who used a Jock Scott to swing up a brown trout.

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I'll tie up a few rusty rats and lady c's tonight... going out for stockers this weekend!!!

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I caught a truly large lake run brown around 1994 when the DSR on Salmon River was in its infancy, on a Silver Doctor tied on an old Mustad #4 salmon hook. Remember them, Mustad? Back then and earlier Mustad and Partridge were the only hooks I ever had seen and the word Jappened meant salmon. I still have the fly too

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That's awesome, Ard. The DSR is my home waters (until I move again) and it had an amazing year for large browns this past fall. It seemed like two or three times a week they were catching a lake run brown 24" or larger.

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You need to come here Quade, offer's on buddy.
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You need to come here Quade, offer's on buddy.
I will try my hardest when I'm back to make a trip in the spring

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I like the DSR even though I don't get to fish it very often. How is the rotation system working out on the Meadows? Cheers!

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I like the DSR even though I don't get to fish it very often. How is the rotation system working out on the Meadows? Cheers!
During the week when the season pass holder, 2 handed fisherman are there, the meadow is great and the rotation is fine. There are signs and stakes posted with clear instruction on how to rotate the pool properly. On a Saturday morning in prime run, expect an out of town guy to stand at the top of the pool and drift a chartreuse head egg sucking leach for hours. Some of the river walkers try to move these "bears" but it doesn't always happen.
I got stuck with one of these guys one day last season, so I could only swing the lower part of the run. Then his brother showed up and low holed me. I moved on to Joss Hole after that.

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Curious about using Rusty Rats for browns. Do you tie on salmon hooks, or something more trouty? Sizes?
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I don't know how I missed this thread ...
I've done GB Black Bears, Silver & Black Stoats, Claret/Black Killers and Red Abby's ... all provided many days of trout fun. Not just browns, but many brookies too.
I tied these on trout hooks though, Mustad 3399's and 3906's, #12 to #8.
Still looking for some 3906 hooks in #6 and #4 for early fall "A" run steelhead
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Thanks! Well things are hard to change on the Salmon River. I've met some real gentlemen on the river (both DSR and Fly zones), and some real idiots. Kind of like everywhere else. That's fishing!

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During the week when the season pass holder, 2 handed fisherman are there, the meadow is great and the rotation is fine. There are signs and stakes posted with clear instruction on how to rotate the pool properly. On a Saturday morning in prime run, expect an out of town guy to stand at the top of the pool and drift a chartreuse head egg sucking leach for hours. Some of the river walkers try to move these "bears" but it doesn't always happen.
I got stuck with one of these guys one day last season, so I could only swing the lower part of the run. Then his brother showed up and low holed me. I moved on to Joss Hole after that.

Still a great spot!

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