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BigTroutApril 12th, 2012, 9:52 pm
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I've been thinking alot lately on trout, where they came from and where their native lands were/are...

I am from Utah and the waters I fish can be pretty diverse somtimes, depending on the creek or lake. The trout range from German Brown, Bonneville cutthroat, colorado river cutthroat and Brooke Trout and of course the Rainbow trout. I'm curious to know where these trout originated from. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
The great charm about fly fishing is that we are always learning; no matter how long we have been at it, we are constantly making some new wrinkle. - Theodore Gordon
EntomanApril 12th, 2012, 10:24 pm
Northern CA & ID

Posts: 2604
Hi Bigtrout,

Schwiebert's opus "Trout" is very informative on this issue and nobody does it better in terms of story telling.

The best books for anglers on the subject by far are "About Trout" and "Trout & Salmon of North America", both by Dr. Robert Behnke, who is one of the world's leading authorities on salmonids.

Here's a podcast you might find interesting. Just click on the link and it will take you there. He's a true scholar & gentleman and our fisheries would be a whole lot better off if we only listened and followed his advice.
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman

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