Friday, June 19, 2009

East Carson River, CA Fly Fishing Report

Darin Wallentine
Tucson, AZ

East Carson River, CA
September 28, 2008
22" Rainbow Trout
Fly Used: Black Woolly Bugger #8
Other Details: Fished along Hwy 4 above the bridge before the road to Wolf Creek. Dead drifted the Wooly Bugger and hooked this fish near the end of the drift.


  1. It is such a pity that the lovely fish pictured above was not caught on a "fly" fished in a traditional way. It may as well have been caught on a worm or an egg pattern.
    Are there any "FLY" fishermen/women left out there, or is it big lure bashing or bobber fishing with nymphs that is the future of the once fine art of using fur and feather to catch the magnificent salmonoids that are Trout (all kinds of trout).
    I notice the awful reference to 'German' Brown's. When were these Brown's put into the waters for them to be called "German' Brown's? On very close examination these fish are in my considered opinion Salmo trutta. It does not matter what country these wonderful fish are spawned they are still Salmo Trutta. Even if the original stock was from Germany, the fish in the waters here are naturalised residents. After the many many generations of Browns that have spawned in US waters, should surely be called "Brown Trout".
    I believe that the first stocking of Browns were indeed from Germany and all subsequent (before DFG) planting's of the species were from the famous 'Loch Leven', in Scotland, yet one never hears of 'Scottish Browns.
    Why is that?

  2. I'm not sure where to begin, but here goes.

    First, the fly fishing world is big enough for anglers with a variety of preferences and styles. I can appreciate fly fishing purists and their desire to fly fish with traditional techniques.

    Next, thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge of the origins of Brown Trout planting. Who knows, maybe the term "Loch Leven Scottish Brown" might catch on.

    See you on the water,