Originally Posted by Deuceu72
Originally Posted by MattMan
My go to lures of choice for streams are the smallest Krokodiles you can find in rainbow or brown trout colors. Have him cast across or downstream to avoid snags...
Casting downstream will not present the lure properly. It needs to be cast upstream and reel the lure with the current back downstream.
Just a heads up, forage fish can swim. Upstream or down. Both presentations have a time and place.
Please do not use treble hooks in C&R trout water, if you must please mash the barbs. It just wrecks the fish. You can get single hook replacements with an open eye, called a Siwash, that you place over the hook hanger(s) and close with pliers. Some people even prefer the hookup ratio of singles to trebles...
I have said it before, I am saying it now, and I will say it in the future... marabou jig(s) can be fished in any water, and "match" just about forage. Well, suggest
just about any forage. But they can be fished in sizes from 1/280th oz to several ounces, hung under floats, drug on the bottom, swam through any depth of the water column. Black, brown, and olive would be my primary colors, with white, chartreuse and pink being secondary colors. Thus any permutation of the first colors is the most common and useful, and the second colors have their use.
If you cant catch trout on a marabou jig it is gonna be a long day. They are basically just wooly buggers on jigheads, though most have no palmered hackle.
Good luck with your pops.