And I think I have found your store , , , , "The Compleat Adrian"
Maybe! Or considering the frustrated mood they are in, it could just be a case of bright, vibrant colours being far too irritating to them. Colours such as greens and blues are "calm" colours, whereas the brighter colours such as pinks, reds, and yes oranges, are the opposite.April Fool wrote: ↑Sun May 19, 2019 3:03 pmDo you think it is possible the bright colors may represent the spawning colors of trout and that may then trigger the agression strike you are talking about. Maybe that is what you are saying anyway. I also like using orange when fishing around spawning time as me thinks the fishies may mistake it for roe...or for one of these little critters, the Barred galaxias.Redhunter wrote: ↑Fri May 17, 2019 8:41 pm……………………………………………………………………………………..
An aggressive strike can come from a territorial fish at any time of year that simply hits something because it is in "their" space, or during spawning time specifically in lakes/impoundments when the fish get frustrated because they are unable to spawn. This is why bright colours such as reds and pinks work, because they certainly don't represent anything natural thats for sure.
Been a while since I seriously targeted trout on lures but the last time I did...I had great results with the following Rapala color called 'bleak'!
That is all I got!!!!
I noticed when it's an aggressive hit, often the hookup is on the cheek. And when it's a feeding hit, usually on the jaw.Bugatti wrote: ↑Mon May 20, 2019 8:42 pmSome great info guys.
I'm on a very steep learning curve reading this thread , , , , great thread.
Just a question , , , , I know that trout can eat their young and imitating that can work well (at certain times) and they do this for as a food source. But one repeated notion is sometimes the aggressive hit or irritating the trout or territorial etc. So does this mean when a trout hits a lure for these reasons it is more an attack rather than hunger ????
On your video you used dr minnow joint 50mm, better than the single piece? because of the 50mm size compared to 70mm single?mazman wrote: ↑Mon May 20, 2019 8:27 pmThe only area where I consider myself experienced when it comes to trout is small streams.
Lately for lures I've been running the Daiwa DR minnow as my first choice and then vary the colour with conditions. However, a big part of the reason I did the lure challenge vid was to show that in small streams the exact lure or colour you are using is not the most important factor imo.
For dry flies I generally use a royal stimulator in a size 16 unless there is a compelling evidence for something else, and for nymphs keep it super simple with slim bodied brown or black nymphs with heavy heads. Generally a 16 as well but run a 14 when it's a bit dirty and run these under a dry acting as an indicator (flies with deer hair are great for this as they are harder to 'drown' and often imitate caddis which tend to skate around a bit more so the unnatural drift isn't as off putting for fish)
Haven't done enough time on lakes and rivers yet to have such defined preferences.
Jim, the answer to your question is YES! In fact for many years in this state it was illegal to use lures that imitate roe when fishing for trout. In the 1950s a lure arrived from the USA called the Cherry Bobber which resembled trout roe with a small blade. It was nearly neutral buoyant so with current it would sit midwater or just above the bottom in an obvious strike zone. When it hit the scene it was incredibly successful, claiming a lot of big trout. It was so successful that people were fined for using it and it was removed from the shelf. That regulation seems to have gone out of the window, I've even seen flies resembling roe which would upset the purists. And yes I have a couple in my tackleboxApril Fool wrote: ↑Sun May 19, 2019 3:03 pmDo you think it is possible the bright colors may represent the spawning colors of trout and that may then trigger the agression strike you are talking about. Maybe that is what you are saying anyway. I also like using orange when fishing around spawning time as me thinks the fishies may mistake it for roe