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nate larson

Trout fishing lures. What colors do you have the most success with?

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nate larson

Just curious to hear some input on what colors have worked the best for the spin fisherman out there. I generally use silver when spin fishing. I have heard that silver works best for rainbows, gold works best for browns, and bronze works best for brookies. Has anyone found this to be true? I usually have really good luck for browns with silver but am wondering if I am missing something. Also, what changes do you make in clear water vs. muddy water. Does anyone have good success with a certain color in addition to the standar metalic blade?

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WCS

My go to spinner for trout has a yellow body with black and red spots. The spinner is french #2 gold in a diamond pattern. I build my own spinners and make a few different color combinations and have had the most success with this. Here is a picture from last year that shows the spinner.

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Rugbyguy

That's an easy sell with a nice brown in the pic!

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lookincalifornia

at some point i heard silver when the sun is shining and gold when it is cloudy and when all else fails try a painted blade. now, i have caught fish on silver during cloudy days, so who knows. but i have found that when i can't get them to bite the silver blade yellow body, i go to the gold blade black body and can get fish. or vise verse. if you are getting follows and flashes, switch it up a bit and see what happens. cool.gif

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Tyler Holm

For browns, my goto (starting) color would be rainbow trout patterns (silver).

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crazyice

I have had my best luck on rainbow patterns but have also caught them on anything bright colored.

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Knute78

1) Brown Trout -White and Black Rooster-tail with a silver blade, I have heard of it called the "cow" pattern. I can almost gar-un-tee you won't find them in stock anywhere in Rochester. I always bought mine in St.Cloud when I went to school there, almost out of them now.

2) Brown Trout - I by far catch my biggest fish on Jointed- Floating Brown Trout Raps. I prefer to use the biggest size I can get away with. This is usually a J-9 or J-7, I prefer the 9.

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nate larson

The cow pattern sounds like a good one to try. I definately have had the most success with silver spinners, but then again I haven't experimented with a lot of different colors.

I have caught some nice sized browns on husky jerks but I haven't tried jointed rapalas yet. I am sure those could work well.

Hopefully I can make it out after work sometime this week and do some experimenting. smile.gif

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Knute78

The only reason I prefer the bigger size is to keep the little guys off the end of the rod. I prefer quality over quantity. I'd prefer catching 1 fish 16" or over on a trip than 30 fish 10" or smaller. But hey thats just me.

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nate larson

Has anyone been out lately? I am wondering how the streams are looking. I am guessing the little bit of rain we had helped add a little much needed tint to the water.

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