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Fly Pattern For Stocked Trout

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Can you guys suggest a few patterns to try for some stocked lake trout? I've never targeted them before but want to give it a shot. The smallest hooks I have are #10. 

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FWIW this is what I used when I used to hit the Western Jersey streams hard

 

 

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Mick Finn, also make up a no name streamer with a mix of purple, blue over white with some pearl flash with a red tail or butt. My streamers were always tied on Mustad #79580's long shank sized hooks 2 & 4 only because of the wide hook gap hooking ability. Size 6 as a minnow imitation for fresh water is as small as I go. 

 

It is helps when hooking hooked jawed fish in the Fall season.

 

FT

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For ponds with fresh stocked fish Olive Crystal Wooly Bugger, Black Wooly Bugger and Dick Empie's Goldie.

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Great thanks everyone. I thought I was going to need some real tiny hooks. 

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They are still Trout. They will also take natural patterns. When they have acclimatised if they survive not being caught they will,turn more and more to naturals. 

Lures and flashy flies are not normal,food items. Sure they can work when the fish are in a chasing mood. But more often I think Trout are hungry.

They also learn to avoid lures after a while if they get big.

 

Mike

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17 mins ago, StriperFleye said:

pink squirmy worm - embrace the dark arts...

Yep-  gummy worms are killer.

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19 hours ago, bonefishdick said:

For ponds with fresh stocked fish Olive Crystal Wooly Bugger, Black Wooly Bugger and Dick Empie's Goldie.

Total agree with Dick. Nothing bets Buggers as a start-up fly for opening day.

Add some marabou streamers, and some bead head nymphs too.

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Corn & cheese kill trout that can become holdovers, trout cannot digest corn & cheese it blocks their digestive tract and they die. End of story.

 

FT

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