How To Catch Trout Fly Fishing In Fall

Learning how to catch trout fly fishing in fall can, at times, seem very difficult. In most cases, spring is a much more popular time for fly fishing. However, fly fishing for trout in the falls offers a better chance at getting the largest trout that have come up for one last meal before the long, cold winter. Be sure to do some preliminary research on the best locations for trout before beginning your fly fishing in order to achieve the best results.


  • Fishing line
  • Flies
  • Fishing hooks
  1. Speak with local government agencies. In many cases, the Department of Natural Resources stocks creeks, streams and rivers in the fall in order to increase the supply of trout. Contact these agencies and determine which bodies of water are likely to have the greatest supply of trout available for fly fishing.
  2. Find a great location for fall trout fly fishing. Typically, by the end of the season trout are used to fishermen and are highly wary of disturbances in their environment. Try to find a location that provides some protection for the fish as well as for you, such as a large sandbar, boulder or other similar object on which you can stand.
  3. Use small bait. While trout will want to feed in the fall, in most cases they will only be looking for a small snack. In fact, throwing a large, distracting bait into the water can actually be quite a deterrent when it comes to fly fishing. Try to use a bait that is as small and discreet as possible in order to achieve the best results with fall trout fly fishing.
  4. Use proper fly fishing technique. Remember to cast on a regular basis in order to achieve optimal results when it comes to fly fishing. In addition, when you feel a nibble on your line, quickly pull the hook back as rapidly as possible in order to hook the fish.
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