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Poll: most liked trout species

what is your favroite kind of trout to catch?

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#31 smallieFanatic

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 12:41 AM

http://www.google.co...i...-8&oe=UTF-8

Must not be too bad. No want of Carp recipes.
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#32 troutguy

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 09:48 PM

Brown trout, very large Brown Trout on flies in the dark of night.
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#33 BunnyBuster

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 12:35 PM

Sea run coastal cutthroat. thumbsup.gif

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 08:24 PM

QUOTE (Taylor B. Hess @ Jul 14 2010, 06:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
although, aren't brook trout actually a species of char?


If you want to get technical rainbows, cutts, brookies, lake trout, blueback trout, bull trout, etc. are not actually trout. Just brownies.

Brookies by far. Finding them is half the fun...
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#35 smallieFanatic

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 09:12 PM

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If you want to get technical rainbows, cutts, brookies, lake trout, blueback trout, bull trout, etc. are not actually trout. Just brownies.


Actually Cutthroats, Rainbow Trout, and Brown trout are all true trout. Lake trout, Brook Trout, Sunapee Trout (also known as Blueback trout), and Bull Trout are indeed chars.

As to Brook trout not being a trout at all, I suggest reading this article, which besides being slightly profane is very enlightening.
http://flyaddicts.co.....ed: 40rivers
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#36 redietz

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 09:39 PM

QUOTE (smallieFanatic @ Sep 20 2010, 10:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE
If you want to get technical rainbows, cutts, brookies, lake trout, blueback trout, bull trout, etc. are not actually trout. Just brownies.


Actually Cutthroats, Rainbow Trout, and Brown trout are all true trout. Lake trout, Brook Trout, Sunapee Trout (also known as Blueback trout), and Bull Trout are indeed chars.




That would depend on how you define true trout. Thirty years ago, it indisputably meant members of the genus Salmo, which at the time included rainbow & cutthroats. (Excluding the Atlantic salmon). Members of the genus Oncorhynchus were all referred to as Pacific salmon. By that, definition, Salmo Trutta, the brown trout is now the only true trout we have, at least in North America.

When rainbow, cutthroats, etc, were moved to Oncorhynchus, the meaning of "true trout" got a bit slippery. You can define it as "any salmonid who most common strains are land locked", but that would also include the chars.

There really is no "scientific" definition of "true trout." If we call it a trout, then it is, except maybe "sea trout" (as used in this country -- the relative of the weak fish as opposed to a sea-run brown.)


Back to the poll, though, I voted brown. It's the fish that fly fishing was centered around for two thousand years, a true trout by any definition, the most challenging to catch, and the hardiest. It only beats out brookie by nose, though.

If we were to vote on least favorite, it would have to be a hatchery rainbow for me.

#37 smallieFanatic

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 12:32 AM

That is very interesting. However, if it is true that there is no real scientific definition of true trouts, why is there so many books and internet articles that state otherwise?
Are they spewers of misinformation or is there more to it? smile.gif
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Posted 23 September 2010 - 06:03 PM

QUOTE (smallieFanatic @ Sep 23 2010, 01:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are they spewers of misinformation or is there more to it? smile.gif


They're repeating what they remember to have been "true" when they were learning the sport. (Note I said sport; a biologist isn't going to say anything is a trout or not, just whether it belongs to some genus.)

This link to the Pennsylvania Fish&Boating Commission page is edifying:

PFBC Q&A

They use "true-trout" (with a hyphen in one place) to mean the genus salmo, and explain that, by that definition, the only true-trout are the brown trout and the Atlantic salmon. The then go on to explain that you call a fish by any common name you want, it has no real relationship to the biology.

#39 smallieFanatic

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 07:20 PM

Very interesting. Thank you.
“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
~Archimedes

Darwinism seems to have become a politically protected sacred cow, and I've never seen a sacred cow I haven't wanted to roast - the fact that you are not supposed to criticize it is just too irresistible to me.
-Angus Menuge


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#40 wetflyguy

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 06:07 PM


Love Brookies.

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 06:29 PM

I picked brown trout. My wife likes the trouser trout though.

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 06:34 PM

My favorite is the tiger trout... Just love the looks of them

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 11:36 AM

Browns on the Truckee River, Cutthroats at Pyramid Lake, and Rainbows at Eagle Lake.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 11:52 AM

rainbows rolled in cornmeal and garlic butter, hash browns with bacon and cheddar cheese and grilled asparagus! good eats!

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 06:29 PM

Take a look at my picture--STEELHEAD! Can't believe no one has mentioned them till now. cool.gif

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