In order to have brag rights for your trout catch, you first have to equip yourself with the correct tackle and gear and learn the proper techniques. By the time you’ve learned all you need to know, your family and friends will consider you an expert at trout fishing. Trout are very savvy and don’t just succumb to the first fishing fly they see that hits the water in front of them. They are selective and wary.
The first thing to do, if you are serious about trout fishing, is to study the fish and learn as much as you can about them. By their nature, trout have a preference for water with a higher oxygen content. Keep this tip in mind and then evaluate the different areas in regards to their possible levels of oxygen. Water that is agitated contains more oxygen and rises to the surface of the body of water. It’s not hard to tell if a spot of water is still or moving about. Pay attention to the motion of the water. Is it whirling around and are there obstacles present. Maybe you can see where the water is sluggish in one area and moving swiftly in another. You have to look for the signs and they’re not hard to spot, but this is where knowledge will help you find trout. Live bait is the bait of choice for many trout fisherman, and it’s a good idea to learn all the various fishing methods including fly fishing. But don’t forget to learn other things like fishing with flies as it can also be fun and effective. Smaller hooks will work better with living worms because the larger hooks just present an unnatural looking lure to fish. What happens with bigger hooks is the worm will wrap itself around the hook and then it doesn’t look like a worm anymore.
Don’t announce to the whole world that you are a novice trout angler by using hooks that are too big. The third item that is very important to get right, after the size of your reel and rod, is the size of the hook you will use. With fly fishing the hooks are already small so you can do that if you wish. If you are a beginner, learn all you can about regular trout fishing before you decide to tackle the intricacies of fly fishing. Don’t use a hook any larger than a size 8. This is for safety’s sake and to give you a better chance at catching that elusive trout. A size 10 will work, but not as well as a size 8. So make life easier and stick to the size 8 hook. If you love fishing, then you have to get involved with trout fishing. A person does need to have a love for being outdoors either in the early morning or late afternoon, etc. But real trout lovers are perfectly content to continue learning how to successfully fish for trout.