Steve and I made a trip to Western New York in search of some large lake run brown trout. With the fishing reports all reading on the positive side, the fishing pressure was very high. However fishing the great lakes is often times very busy but if you walk a little further or get up a half hour earlier, you
can always find water. With large trout swimming all around you, sometimes you just forget about the people fishing next to you.
Most of the time when people think about Great Lakes fishing its all about bright and flashy flies. Sometimes you need to think more on the natural side, or the trout side if you will. Large oversized trout flies with very little flash often times make the difference between a good day and an amazing day. Stonefly patterns always take up a whole side of my fly box, and are a go to pattern anywhere I travel for steelhead. The other side is full of oversized trout flies such as franchies, caddis larva, and hares ears. You always have to have some bright stuff, but brown, black, and olive are always the first choice in color for me.
Steve and I had a killer time, check out the photos.