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How Many Species of FISH Have You Caught on a Fly?

  • 1-5

    Votes: 10 10.9%
  • 6-10

    Votes: 15 16.3%
  • 11-20

    Votes: 32 34.8%
  • 21-30

    Votes: 22 23.9%
  • 31-40

    Votes: 10 10.9%
  • 41-50

    Votes: 3 3.3%
  • 51-60

    Votes: 0 0.0%
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    Votes: 0 0.0%
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I was on an Alaskan fishing trip with a buddy last month (great time! and more on that later) and he remarked that he now had 4 new spices of fish to add to his list of fish caught on a fly. When I asked him how many he was up to he replied 67! WOW! So it got me to thinking (hard sometimes) and I could only come up with 24. Living within an hour's drive of the gulf coast certainly added to his species count and it has become a quest for him. Can he make it to 100?

What about you, how many different species of FISH have you caught on a fly?
And just for the heck of it, how many non-fish species have you caught?

Here's my list: 24 Fish, 2 non-fish
(And I know there has been a big debate going about whether fish feel pain.... all I can say is the human didn't put up any fight at all!!)

PS - Since it's my poll I'm fine with counting a Steelhead as a separate species from a Rainbow!

Species Caught on a Fly

No. Species
1 Brown Trout
2 Brook Trout
3 Rainbow Trout
4 Tiger Trout
5 Steelhead
6 Coho Salmon
7 Chinook Salmon
8 Pink Salmon
9 Sockeye Salmon
10 Chum Salmon
11 Dolly Varden
12 LM Bass
13 SM Bass
14 Carp
15 Northern Pike
16 Tiger Musky
17 Sunfish
18 Bluegill
19 Sucker
20 Whitefish
21 Creek Chub
22 Bullhead
23 Tarpon
24 Snook
25

Non Fish
1. Human
2. Clam
 

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Man that's one makes you think of all the places that you have fished, fresh water, salt water, streams, rivers, lakes and so on. I have started my list and will post when finished.

Good thread!
 

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My list.

Rainbow trout
Steelhead trout
Coastal cutthroat trout
Westslope cutthroat trout
Brook trout
Brown trout
Bull trout
Dolly Varden
Coho salmon
Pink salmon
Chum salmon
Northern Pikeminnow
Rocky mountain whitefish
Dace
SMB
LMB

Oh forgt one.

Redsides Shiner
As far as non fish species.

Cottonwood, bunchgrass, big sagebrush, Maples, alders the list goes one!
 

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Interesting question.

I lumped 'Pacific Salmon' into one so my 1-6 probably should be bumped one. Darned interesting to read the extensive list of fish above and reflect on what's really available here in the Southern half of Oregon.

King Salmon, the almost non-existent Coho, Steelhead, trout and in a few lakes planted Bass. The real exception to that (that I can think of at the moment) would be the main stem of of the Umpqua river. There you also have a 'boat load' of Bass (small mouth I think).

Other than that you have a long drive or air plane trip in the mix.

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red fin perch
dace
chub
barbel (european)
fall fish
pike
pumpkinseed bluegill
smb
lmb
brown trout
sea run brown trout
brook trout
coaster brook trout
rainbow trout
landlocked salmon
atlantic salmon
barracuda
bonefish
striped bass
bluefish
american shad
hickory shad
mackerel
pollack
plaice
european seabass (labrax)
ballan wrasse
flounder
garfish
grey mullet (european)
tub gurnard
bullhead

32.

I need to add weakfish, steelhead, silver salmon, grayling, east slope cutt, golden trout and sea run cutt before i'm truly happy with it.
 

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OMG!
A trip down memory lane

Rainbow Trout
Steelhead
Golden Trout
Snake River Cutthroat
Yellowstone River Cutthroat Trout
Brown Trout
Sea-run Brown Trout
Tiger Trout

Brook Trout
Sea-run Brook Trout
Dolly Varden
White Spotten Char (Kundzha)
Lake Trout

American Grayling
European Grayling
Atlantic Salmon
Landlocked Atlantic Salmon
Coho
Chinook
Pink Salmon

Bluegill, Sunfish, Pumpkinseed
Rock Bass
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Yellow Perch
Chain Pickerel
Northern Pike

Tarpon
Bonefish
Triggerfish
Cobia
Jacks
Mutton Snapper
Permit (hooked, not landed)
Dolphin (mahi)
Roosterfish
Ladyfish
Barracuda
Redfish
Spanish Mackerel
Sierra Mackerel
Bonito
False Albacore
Stripped Bass
Bluefish
Sergeant Major

Rocky Mountain Whitefish
Suckers
Chubs
 

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with the 2 hander and skated/stripped/chugged dry fly:

steelhead
rainbows
browns
cutthroat
smallmouth bass
dolly/bull trout?
goldeye (shad)

2 hander and wet fly/streamer:

all of the above plus
brooktrout
carp
sucker
pikeminnow
walleye
whitefish
sea run cutthroat
chinook
 

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do bats count?
Steelhead; Coho; Chinook; Sockeye; Sea Run Cut; Sea Run Brown; Rainbow; Brown; Cutthroat (2 species); Brook; Bull (Dolly); Grayling; Shad; White fish; Sucker; Pike Minnow; Land locked Atlantic; LM Bass; SM Bass; Bullhead; blue gill; sun fish;

Tarpon; Bone Fish (both pacific and Atlantic); Snook; Permit; Barracuda; Black Snapper; jacks; mutton snapper; grouper; puffer; and numerous other lesser incidental salt water species - so at least 40
 

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only 12

1. rainbow trout
2. brook trout
3. brown trout
4. coastal cutthroat
5. steelhead
6. mountain whitefish
7. northern pikeminnow
8. black rockfish
9. copper rockfish
10. lingcod
11. shoal bass
12. red-breasted sunfish
 

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My list

My list:

Steelhead
Atlantic salmon
Chinook salmon
Pink salmon
Brown trout
Rainbow trout
Brook trout
Bull trout
Cutthroat trout
Whitefish
Sm bass
Lm bass
Rock bass
White bass
Crappie
Sunfish
Bluegill
Pumpkinseed fish
Perch
Chub
Walleye
Pike
Mooneye
Carp
Sucker
Tarpon
Bonefish
Snook
Horseeye jack
Grunt
Spot
Pompano
Blue runner
Striped bass
Red drum
Flounder
Yellowtail snapper
Spiniker shark
Sand shark
Blacktip shark
 

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I am sure I have missed a few. Most of these fish were caught 20+ years ago. Swinging flies for Steelhead takes up most of my rod time nowadays.

1 - Sea Trout
2 - Sea Run Brown
3 - Sea Run Cutthroat
4 - Landlocked Atlantic Salmon
5 - Kokanee
6 - Dolly Varden
7 - Arctic Char
8 - Bull Trout
9 - Lenok – Mongolian trout
10 - Grayling – Mongolian
11 - Artic Grayling
12 - Rainbow trout
13 - Brown Trout
14 - Cutthroat Trout
Snake River Fine Spot
Colorado
Bonneville
Lahontan
Westslope
Yellowstone
15 - Brook Trout
16 - Tiger Trout
17 - Lake Trout
18 - Splake Trout
19 - White fish
20 - Squaw Fish
21 - Large Mouth Bass
22 - Small Mouth Bass
23 - White Bass
24 - Bluegill
25 - Crappie
26 - Perch
27 - Sculpin
28 - Bone Fish
29 - Tarpon
30 - Barracuda
31 - Steelhead
32 - King Salmon
33 - Silver Salmon
34 - Chum Salmon
35 - Pink (Humpy) Salmon
36 - Sockeye Salmon
37 – Atlantic Salmon
38 – Channel Cat
39 – Albino Rainbow
40 - Golden Trout
41 – Chub
42 – Sucker
June
Utah
43 – Bonneville Cisco
44 – Carp



1 – Beaver
2 – Bat
3 – Barn Swallow
4 – Human
5 – Salmon Fly (nymph and Adult)
6 – Mayfly nymph
7 – Caddis Larva
8 – Midge Pupa
9- Numerous rock, bushes, and trees
10 – My Dog
 

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I'm not sure if I'm supposed to draw a distinction between migratory and non-migratory fish of the same species, but it seems like other people have. I'm sure there are a some species that I didn't intend on catching that I have, but here are the ones I can recall:

1. rainbow trout
2. "steelhead" (lake run rainbow)
3. brown trout
4. sea run brown trout
5. brook trout
6. tiger trout
7. Atlantic salmon
8. landlocked (atlantic) salmon
9. largemouth bass
10. smallmouth bass
11. white perch
12. hickory shad
13. bluegill
14. pumpkinseed
15. fallfish
16. creek chub
17. yellow perch
18. chain pickerel
19. striped bass
20. bluefish
21. cero mackerel
22. yellowtail jack
23. tarpon
24. cut-bow trout

This is all I can remember. Fun!
 

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About 10 years ago I realized the only reason I fish for other fish is that I can't swing for steelhead year-round. The rest are fillers for me.
 

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brown trout
rainbow trout
cutthroat trout
cutt-bow trout
brook trout
chinook salmon
coho salmon
largemouth bass
smallmouth bass
rock bass
carp
longnose gar
white sucker
redhorse sucker
black crappie
blue gill
pumpkin seed
red ear sunfish
northern sunfish
green sunfish
warmouth
yellow perch
grass pickerel
creek chub
bleeding shiner
sculpin




non fish,
human (myself)
dragon fly
softshell turtle
 

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I`ve actually caught quite a few species despite me having only 4 years experience.
Bull trout
White fish
Squaw fish
Smallmouth bass
Largemouth bass
Perch
Sunfish
Carp
rainbow trout
brook trout
coho salmon
chum salmon
chinook salmon
pink salmon
sockeye salmon
steelhead(do smolts count?)
flounder
sea run cutthroat
lake cutthroat
kokanee
baby lingcod
bull head sculpin
and a couple colorful tropical fish i caught in Indonesia(i dont remember the name.)
Still looking for my first ADULT steelhead...lol
 

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Lol. I caught a bat once too. Took my dry fly. It was crazy. As far as species: brown trout, rainbow trout, palomino trout, tiger trout, brook trout, steelhead, coho salmon, pike, sunfish, large and smallmouth bass, perch, redfish, croaker, speckled sea trout, and one striped bass.


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