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This topic came up in another thread and thought it would be fun to see just how many people have not caught a brown trout. For myself, I have caught them, albeit small ones out of the Lewis River in Yellowstone. I am still waiting for that monster brown so I can make it into Sean B's little contest.
 

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Trevor, I was just thinking about starting this same thread.
Hello, my friends call me Mumbles. Some call me Ed. I have not been fly fishing for trout long, maybe two or three years now. I have never caught a brown trout, but I will.
 

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Ah, I'll take a rainbow over a brown as far as fighting quality. They will run circles around a brown. Although I like the challenge of those picky bastards sometimes!
 

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I'm satisfied just to be fishing so if I'm to catch a brown it's probably going to have to come to where I'm fishing. I'll send up a smoke if I'm actually getting out other than the salt. Thank God for Spring. Hapy fishing!
 

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Brown trout are the bomb.
Nothing like hooking into a 4 or 5 lber in fast water.
O'shit don't go around that rock, damn stay out of the rapids, no, not in the log jam.
For all you guys that have never caught a Brown trout, I'm really sorry, to bad for you.
For big mean Brown's I would head for the Deshutes just north of Bend, OR in the canyon.
Big heavy streamers fished deep in the pools and under the cut banks, mouse patterns at sun set, killer!!!!!
 

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Technically I have caught a brown but it was late winter a couple years ago and the fish barely fought at all. From all the reports on here about monster browns and their amazing fight I was severely disappointed.
 

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Biggest trout I ever caught, and the first time I ever saw my backing (and this happened with regularity) were browns on the Missouri in MT. Huge angry fish! They are incredible fighters, though not acrobatic like rainbows, and they know just where to go to break you off. Just the other day I read a scientific study that said browns were five times as smart as rainbows, and rainbows were smarter than cutthroat. They can be a challenge to catch and even more of a challenge to land.
 

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Bitterroot..."Huge angry fish!" That is what I'm looking forward to my friend. That is also why I like Chum. Those toothy bastages can just be mean as hell.
 

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Technically I have caught a brown but it was late winter a couple years ago and the fish barely fought at all. From all the reports on here about monster browns and their amazing fight I was severely disappointed.
Think they are decent fighters too. Had a 14 inch brown on Rock Creek in MT last year take me into my backing on a 5 wt. Many 20plus inch fish have fought very well for me too. Sea run browns will outfight a sea run cut any day IMHO. If you want fun go at night and throw big top water flies to browns. Their strikes will scare the sh*&t out of you. Some decent lakes with browns on the East side for those of you who want to catch one
 

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I'm trying to get his "skunkie" ass down here.
You should come too!
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Do they have trout fishing in California?? I thought "A Fish Called Wanda" and "Finding Nemo" were the nearest thing you had!!:rofl:
 

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Hello My name is Thad and Im addicted to flyfishin
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It's tough for browns here in western washington simply because we have little population. Our only chance to get into a browns is in stocked lakes and well thats about it. I havn't heard of any stream or river in western washington that has a brown population. So we got to travel and thats the bottom line. If you want native browns go to germany, if you want river browns head east, and if you want monster browns hit the lakes. Merrill or lenice have huge browns.
 

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Why go over to the dry side when you can get them fish on the wet side. Pass Lake and Lake Martha both have some nice sized Brown's in there. Plus a few more lakes that I can think of. I'm not telling because you all need to read up on them to find out. But little hint. One of the lakes in question is close to Pass Lake.

Jim
 

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I know where some places that hold browns are, it is just a matter of me finding the right time to get there. Believe it or not I've even made a few friends who are willing to meet my skunky-butt at some of these places to show me around.
 

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I don't target Browns but had caught them in Dusty lake before they were poisened out. You could tell right away if it was a rainbow or a brown by how hard they fought. The browns there kicked rainbow ass.
 
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