- Aquatic insects: Majority of a trout’s diet.
- Terrestrials: Land born insects that fall from trees, are blown by the wind and land in the water.
- Trout are opportunistic feeders they’ll eat fish eggs, leaches, mice, and a host of other things.
- Choosing what the trout are feeding on is a crucial piece to successfully solving the fly fishing puzzle.
- Using flies tied on a hook from various materials to represent the food source is a major part of the puzzle.
- The fly patterns used are categorized by the closeness of
resemblance to the actual food source.
- Two primary fly pattern categories: Suggestive and Realistic
- When an abundance of a specific
food source is available,trout can become very selective.
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