In the modern fishing world, a trout that reaches MONSTER proportions has most likely had numerous encounters with anglers.
You don't get Grandpa status without seeing a few hooks in your mouth. Not only are these fish wary of all predators, including you, but they have found the perfect feeding and hiding ground to keep them safe.
Your best bet for catching these trophies is a combination of timing, location, and scouting. With a little persistence and knowing where to look for these beasts, you will have the tools needed to land the trout of a lifetime.
When searching for these trophies, you must have the mindset of a hunter. You will spend more time tracking and observing than you will fishing. But when you do find that once-in-a-lifetime trophy trout, it will be worth all the hard effort and persistence.
In this video, we will show you what you should be looking for when fly fishing for large trout.
About the Author
Matthew Bernhardt, a third-generation Coloradan, grew up at the forefront of the state’s fly-fishing revolution, enjoying time on the water, side by side with experienced guides and lifelong anglers.
By combining his passion for fly-fishing with input from other experienced fly-fishers and guides and his fine arts degree from Colorado State University, Matthew spent five years carefully developing the Drifthook Fly Fishing System, built to help every angler catch more trout.
When he’s not spending time with his wonderful family, you’ll find him out on the water catching MONSTER trout, and he anxiously looks forward to the day when his kids are old enough to join him there.