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This fishing trip in Argentina was hands down the best trip I’ve ever been on. Absolutely amazing. Great fishing and better people. I will do it again.
The experience of sight fishing the unbelievable numbers of huge rainbows is beyond compare. I’ll be back to Strobel Lake!
A trip to Arkansas is a great affordable destination to bring a son or daughter who is a beginner at fly-fishing or for the advanced angler looking to target a truly once in a lifetime Brown trout. The White River is arguably the best brown trout fishery in the US with fish averaging 18-22” and many fish caught each year over 10 pounds!
Brown trout are more predatory than their rainbow trout cousins, fight hard, can grow to enormous size. These European natives have been spread across the world, and can become a lifelong addiction for anglers almost everywhere.
Brown Trout Fishing Hotspots
Lake trout is the largest freshwater char living mainly in lakes in northern North America. Other names for it include mackinaw, namaycush, lake char, touladi, togue, and grey trout. Within North America, lake trout are widely distributed from northern Canada and Alaska, south to New England and the Great Lakes basin. Lake trout have been introduced to many areas outside of their native range within the United States.
Lake Trout Fishing Hotspots
Most lake trout, as their name infers, inhabit deep lakes although they can exist in freshwater streams. Lake trout can rarely occur in brackish water.
Rainbow trout are a cold water species and found throughout North America, Argentina, Chile, Iceland, New Zealand, and Russia. With populations of rainbow trout spread across the globe, the opportunities are virtually endless when it comes to fly fishing for this amazing fish.
Rainbow Trout Fishing Hotspots
SUGGESTED GEAR LIST
Typical Fly Fishing Trip for Trout
Be sure to talk to your guide about any specific gear that you should bring, but this list should cover you.
Clothing, Accessories and Personal Items
You’ll want to dress in layers appropriate to the season while you’re out on the water.
This is not about needing everything under the sun: good forceps with scissors, a good nipper on a zinger, leader material from 4X up through 0X, indicators, and non-toxic split shot (it is doubtful you’ll be fishing alone and without a guide who will have all of the terminal tackle rigged and ready, but it doesn’t hurt to have some backup). If you want to carry a lightweight net, then carry one. Chances are the guide will land the fish. A wading staff is excellent if you’re going to be out of the boat.
- Polarized sunglasses – As in every other style of fishing, sunglasses are critical. Take three pair; a backup for your backup. Wear croakies to keep them from falling off and floating down river. Make sure your main pair are superior polarized lenses to cut the glare and allow you to see the bottom as well as the fish. Your backups can be lesser and there are some great less expensive fishing glasses out there.
- High-quality breathable raincoat in good condition
- High-quality breathable waders in good condition, with repair kit
- Stout, felt soled wading boots with good ankle support.
- Studded boots are optional but not needed.
- Headgear, i.e. hat with a brim, and a beanie for cooler weather.
- Long sleeved shirt
- Lightweight and fleece long underwear
- Fleece sweater or jacket
- Packs – Fly-fishing packs are the best way to carry what you need for a day in the Alaskan wilderness. Waterproof packs are even better. Essentially you want a larger pack to carry extra layers and then a fishing pack such as a sling pack or a hip pack to carry flies, leaders, and other accessories. This can actually be transported to the river inside the larger pack and you are not going to need every accessory and every box of flies you own. Your guide will tell you what you need and generally you will be fishing the same species during the course of the day. Take what you need in the smaller pack, and pack what you think you need in the larger pack, which can stay on the shore, in the boat, or on the plane.
- Casual clothing for wearing around the lodge.
- Swimsuit for the hot tub (if there is one at the lodge), or the river if you like!
- Insect repellent
- Waterproof boat bag
- Water bottle
- Camera (bring extra film or cards, batteries, chargers)
- Video cameras (bring extra discs, tapes, batteries, chargers, there are plugs in the rooms for chargers)
- Binoculars for eco-trips and sightseeing
- Basic toiletries
Rods, Reels and Lines
Ask for fly list depending on time of the year. At most fishing lodges, they have a large selection of the best used flies for their water.
Rod, reel and lines:
- 2 fast action 5-6wt 9 foot rods with floating line and a 150-250 grain sinking tip for streamer fishing
- 9 foot 2,3,4x leaders for dry fishing and 7.5 foot 0-2x leaders for streamer fishing
- 0-4.5x tippets