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How to Fish For Rainbow Trout – Tips to Make You More Successful

Are you new to trout fishing? Or maybe just want some tips to help you catch more rainbow trout on your next trout fishing outing? Well, in this article I’ll outline some tips that will help you be a much more effective rainbow trout angler. If you want to know how to fish for rainbow trout this article is definitely for you.

These tips come both from 20 plus years of personal experience and from the best trout fisherman I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. This man has since passed on to another plane of existence, but before he left he taught me a ton about how to fish for rainbow trout. These tips will certainly make you more successful when fishing for these beautiful fish.

The fist thing to consider when fishing for rainbow trout is the size of your gear, and by ‘gear’ I’m referring to your rod, reel, line, and the manner in which you carry your lures, tackle and bait. When it comes to your fishing rod and reel when trout fishing, in most instances an ultra light rod and reel are what’s needed. Your reel should be spooled with six pound test at most, with four pound test being ideal.

The best way to carry your tackle when fishing for rainbow trout is a fishing vest. Fishing vests have a ton of pockets for your tackle, weights, swivels, extra line, water bottles, etc. Many times when you fish for rainbow trout you will be wading and being able to carry all of your fishing tackle with you in a convenient manner is of the utmost importance. A fishing vest is definitely the way to go when fishing for freshwater trout of any kind.

The next thing to consider when fishing for trout is how you want to carry your bait. One of the best baits for rainbow trout is worms and the best way to carry worms while fishing is a bait bag. A bait bag simply clips to your fishing vest and carries your worms while fishing. In other words, the worms are removed from their original container and transferred to the bait bag. This way your bait is always at your fingertips waiting to be used. When it comes to rainbow trout tips this is one of the best. A bait bag is all but invaluable to the wading river fisherman. Fishing baits

Another piece of gear that helps immensely when fishing for trout is gang hooks. Whether you want to fi trout with live bait or you want to fish with synthetic trout bait such as Powerbait, gang hooks are a great idea.

Another great tackle idea is the use of small spinners such as rooster tails. When I say small I mean it, because I’m talking about spinners in the 1/32-1/16 weight class. Small spinners are great artificial bait for trout. One of my personal favorites is the Rooster Tail. Having a variety of small Rooster Tails (or other small spinners) is a must for any fishing vest.

If you want to know how to fish for rainbow trout, these tips will help you immensely. Never forget that there is no “tip” that will help you like spending time on the water fishing. The more time that you can spend on the water, the more successful you will be.

Trevor Kugler is co-founder of and an avid angler. He has more than 25 years experience fishing for all types of fish, and 15 years of business and internet experience. He currently raises his five year old daughter in the heart of trout fishing country.


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