Adirondack brook trout are the reason why so many have come to the mountains of New York to fly fish. Check out a great video with some great scenery.
The Adirondack Mountains are full of opportunity and among them is the chance to hook into one of the most difficult to catch of all the trout species.
Brook trout are maybe the most wary and elusive fish you can target with a fly rod. They don’t often come in quantity or size, but they are the reason to be for fly fishermen everywhere.
Here’s a great look at how and where to do it:
That’s a nice look at a fly fisherman working some clear and clean water in the Five Pond Wilderness Area of the Adirondack Mountains.
Adirondack brook trout can see movement from a mile away and bust you if you’re not stealthy. Notice the “bow and arrow” casting technique at about the 45 second mark; a classic tried and true fly fishing skill that has defeated more than one brookie over time.
Catching some of these fish is an experience that is well-earned and certainly worth cracking a cold one for. Just make sure you put the can back in your backpack and take it with you.