The Appalachian Mountains rise above the valleys of the eastern United States from Alabama all the way to southwestern Canada. The term "Appalachian" includes several different mountain regions within this range. In a broad sense this program applies to all the mountains in the range but more specifically to regions within the central and southern Appalachian Mountains. This includes areas as far north as Maryland and West Virginia and as far south as north Georgia. A substantial part of the mountains lie within the boundaries of national parks and national and state forest providing a huge number of cold water, freestone trout streams available for the public to fish.
Host Christopher Tobias teaches you how to catch trout even under low, extremely clear water conditions. Learn everything you need to know in order to consistently catch trout on the fly. The detailed instructions include the most successful fishing methods, techniques and strategies.
All the trout caught in this presentation are either wild or native trout. None were stocked or came from a hatchery. Wild and native trout are very aggressive, lightning fast and much more fun to catch than stocked trout. Catching a native or a stream-bred wild trout just adds something special to the pleasures and skills required for fly-fishing small streams..
Produced by: James Marsh
Executive Producer: Angela Marsh
Stalking Appalachian Trout was shot and edited in Hi-definition using the latest professional video equipment.
About Host Christopher Tobias: Chris Tobias has been fishing since he was a very young boy. He was born and raised on the Salmon River, a salmon and steelhead tributary of Lake Ontario in New York He has fished the numerous trout streams of western New York as well as the streams of the Eastern Appalachian Mountains for several years. Chis has considerable experience fishing for the large Great Lakes tributary steelhead version of the rainbow trout and is use to
catching very large fish on light gear. He prefers to use a 3 weight fly rod to
fish the small streams of the Appalachians and as you will see, does very well using long, light leader and tippet in the extremely clear, low water of the various streams he fishes in this presentation.
Wild And Native Trout
The Trout's Vision
The Trout's Vision Under Water
The Trout's Vision Above The Water
How Light Affects The Trout's Vision
Speed of the Water Affects The Trout's Vision
Other Factors That Affects The Trout's Vision
Insects On The Surface Of The Water Outside
The Trout's Window Of Vision
Stay Low When Approaching Trout
Move Slowly Approaching Trout
Blend In With Your Surrounding
Fishing Low Water
Stay Hidden Approaching Trout
Using Polarized Glasses
What Trout Eat
Conclusion And Credits