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Mouse Killers: The Spectacular Story of the Brown Trout That Gorge on Mice [VIDEO]

Fly fishermen everywhere know New Zealand as a Mecca for monster brown trout and here’s why.

This extremely well done “Once in a Blue Moon” video shares the story of one of the most spectacular fly fishing destinations in the world.

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Approximately every ten years the rodent population takes on epic proportions. Here’s what happens when big aggressive brown trout get in on the action.

This YouTube user explains that when the famed New Zealand Beech forest has a “mass flowering” event, an excess of seeds are produced. When mice and other rodents take advantage of this over abundance, they become burgeoning and overpopulated.

Mice are known as a food source for many creatures in the natural world. Once they’ve started an epic migration across the lakes and rivers of the region, they fall prey to big browns with bigger appetites.

Suddenly, tying on a mouse imitation has never been more appropriate. Matching the hatch is one thing, but as a veteran fly fisherman knows anything goes when brown trout are on the take.

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Mouse Killers: The Spectacular Story of the Brown Trout That Gorge on Mice [VIDEO]