|After spring flows subside, trout streams run clear and
trout are harder to catch. A prerequisite for any small-stream presentation is to avoid
spooking fish, especially old hook-jaw browns that are known to be wary. Stream fishing
for trout is a version of cat and mouse--you're the cat.
These are the rules:
- ~Wear camouflage clothing that blends with the background of the day.
- ~Avoid white, yellow, or fluorescent colors, especially on hats
- and shirts.
- ~Approach holding areas from angles underneath, behind, or outside
- the trout's range of vision. Stay low.
- ~Keep natural objects like vegetation logs and trees between you and
- the fish to conceal your presence.
- ~Walk softly and avoid breaking sticks to minimize ground vibrations.
- ~Move slowly. If possible, keep your rod low and parallel to the water
- when casting.
- ~Cast to lies from as far away as your casting ability allows.
- Cast relatively far upstream of lies. The closer your cast is to the trout,
- the quieter your lure entry into the water must be.
- ~Try imitations of terrestrial insects, aquatic nymphs, small spinners,
- or light jigs with livebait.
- ~Feather your line with a finger as the lure flies, increase pressure
- as it nears the target, and stop it inches above the water.
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