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Rainbow Trout Fly Fishing Holidays

Rainbows, or also know as Steelheads, or just Bows, are a species that lives and breeds in freshwater. These fish are found on a fairly worldwide basis in both as true wild fish or as stocked fish in man made fisheries. Our destinations are for only true wild fish populations, places where fly fishing anglers can target these wild fish. The largest specimens tend to be found at our Salmon destinations, as these fish follow the Salmon to their spawning beds to feast on rich Salmon eggs growing very fat. Rainbow Trout season ranges between June and September. Peak Steelhead Trout season is 21 July to 12 September.

Goodnews River Lodge | Salmon Fly Fishing | Alaska

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  Category: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Hosted Fishing, Hosted Freshwater Fly Fishing, Hosted Guided Fly Fishing Trips
   Season: June to September
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Additional Information

Rainbow Trout are a species of Trout that inhabit freshwater areas around the world. These fish are targeted by many anglers who love the fight these fish can give on light tackle. Add to this the stunning colours the Rainbow Trout inhabits then you can see why anglers head out to catch Rainbow Trout and then release them after taking a photograph to showcase the amazing colouration on their flanks.

Name: Rainbow Trout
Also know as: Steelhead, Rainbows
Scientific Name: Oncorhynchus mykiss


Adult Rainbow Trout are generally blue-green or olive green with heavy black spotting over the length of the body and adult fish have a broad reddish stripe along the lateral line. Lake Rabow Trout are usually more silvery in colour with the reddish stripe almost completely gone

Average Size

Rainbow Trout reach sizes well over 20lb in weight but the average size you will find is normally around 5lb.

Where to Catch

Rainbow Trout are an extremely widespread species, inhabiting many of  the freshwater lakes and rivers worldwide. These pretty Rainbow Trout can also be found in saltwater estuarys where they migrate to and from the oceans when their spawning migration takes place.

Fishing Methods

Rainbow Trout are normally targeted by using fly fishing methods. Casting different types of flys to rising fish is an extremely productive method with dry and sinking flys all accounting for many fish. Bait fishing can also be used for Rainbow Trout with baits such a s worms or maggots trotted down fast flowing streams under a float often catching fish.. Spinning with lures including mepps spinners is another great tactic to ensnare Rainbow Trout.


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