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While rainbow trout fishing is fading away and me and my brother are going to try fly fishing and maybe some trolling for some brookies. This is probably our first time fishing for brook trout in a boat but we have done it a lot on ice. So here is my question should i use rainbow flys for brook trout or maybe go with flys that u find at the bottom of lakes. Also do brook trout take dry flys. I have heard that leeches work great for brook trout.
 

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I have had success on green wolley buggers. They seem to be a schooling fish so if you catch one chances are there are others around. Also found they seemed to be more active in low light levels dusk/dawn. Fall is a good time to target them. Good Luck :)







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Yea we have been fishing brookies only from threw a hole and my brother is coming back from college so were going to try to get some brookies for him and his friends to eat over there. Also to get my fly line deeper i could attach split shots down the litter? or will this scare fish away. seems to work when ice fishing so. Thanks for the pics
 

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If you grab this months issue of BC Outdoors there is a great article on Brook Trout fishing on the fly. It does say the best fly patterns are Wolly Buggers :thumbup: and maroon being the top one (for the writer) I would go pick up the magazine and read that article it will help alot.
 

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While you're trolling, read the book, The Gilly, which has an interesting recommendation. The author suggests that three short tugs on the line seems to attract brookies. So I tried it on a northern lake a few years ago. I paddled around in my float tube, trolling normally. Caught nothing. Then I paddled around and, fairly regularly, gave three short tugs on the line and I couldn't keep the brook trout off! And yes, I too like maroon Wooly Buggers best for brookies.

Good luck!

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Beautiful fish, particularly when they take on their fall colours. The tarns and small lakes at the top of Mount Baker are full of small brook trout, their colours absolutely stunning. Catching them as a child are some of my first flyfishing memories.
 

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Luker said:
While rainbow trout fishing is fading away and me and my brother are going to try fly fishing and maybe some trolling for some brookies. This is probably our first time fishing for brook trout in a boat but we have done it a lot on ice. So here is my question should i use rainbow flys for brook trout or maybe go with flys that u find at the bottom of lakes. Also do brook trout take dry flys. I have heard that leeches work great for brook trout.
Brookies are a fantastic dry fly fish. Personally I'll take them any day over rainbow.
 

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Hhmm...I've caught a lot of brookies, and they are a beautiful fish for sure (delicious too), but if I needed to make a choice over catching one or the other, the Rainbow would be tops in my book. I've never caught a brook trout of any size in different waters that fought like a good rainbow. Same goes for browns. :2cents:
 
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