If you really want to learn how to become a legendary (in your own mind) trout fisherman, then fish for them in the wild. As opposed to fishing for trout in hatcheries, this is a lot tougher and entirely different. To put it another way, it’s like going after game that has completely lived among the wild, rather than game that has been raised with some TLC.
One of the most testing things for trout fishermen is having knowledge of the hang out spots for trout. Expanding your knowledge about the role of the water temperature is another way to increase your acumen. Trout have a need for higher amounts of dissolved oxygen in the water. Surface action and the temperature of the water have a lot of responsibility, in regards to the dissolved oxygen concentration. Brown and rainbow are examples of trout that will put up with elevated water temperatures, as long as they can get the amount of oxygen they require. Look for areas that have a moving current, if the water is warmer. You can usually come across ripples and tumult, which come about because of the moving current. These spots have a greater amount of oxygen and sometimes the sort of trout you’re going after.
So you’ve just entered the special world of trout fishing, and you’re shopping for a rod and reel. There are special reels and rods for trout fishing, and these are what you must purchase. Light action models are what you should be shopping for. If you really don’t have a clue where to start, ask the professionals at your local sports shop. They love to help newcomers who are just getting started in this challenging, and enjoyable, sport. However, just so you know, the trout rod you pick shouldn’t be any longer than six feet in length. Your reel should be relative to the size of your rod. You don’t want some humungous reel on a light rod. As far as the line that’s on the reel, you want to stay less than 6 pound test. Those are the maximum specs you want to use, and of course lighter rod and reel can work fine, too.
When the trout see you bait, the naturalness of its appearance will guide the trout as to whether to “take the bait” or pass it by. It’s important that the diameter of the line you use is matched to the length of your fishing rod.
Your line will also be subjected to drag caused by the water. All that has an impact on your ability to present bait so it looks as natural as possible. If you use a longer rod, it’s possible to use line that has a smaller diameter. Therefore, the drag on the line will be reduced. Do you see the ripple effect from everything you do? You will refine these parameters as you gain experience, along with your technique, and you will then be able to land those trophy trout. Of course this extends to fishing for other kinds of fish as well.
The nice thing about trout fishing is that your initial investment isn’t large. There are a lot of techniques to trout fishing, however, and you have to take the time to learn them. There are many little secrets that you won’t have a clue about if you don’t study. Once you learn what you need to know, you can go out and catch trout confidently.