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Native Brook Trout- Underwater Footage

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A few weeks ago I did a presentation on small stream fly fishing for the PSU fly fishing club. This video was part of it. My goal was to get an up-close look at some brook trout to show that there's a lot going on below the surface even on a tiny brookie stream. I think it could be really helpful for those of you who want to get into this kind of fishing but have never done it before.

Some things to think about...

-How do these fish relate to the main current? Do they always sit in the main current facing upstream? Or off to the side in calm water facing other directions?

-What kind of cover do they like to associate with?

-Going back to the first question, how would you approach and fish each spot? Where would your first cast be? In the current, or off to the side in an eddy?

Here's the Video. You'll definitely want to set it to HD. I think you'll all enjoy the last shot...


Posted on: 5/14 22:10


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sarce,

Real nice footage. I found that very interesting. Keep up the good work.

Posted on: 5/14 22:32


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Nice vid thanks, the last fish was just eating away didn't care about you at all! A view of a trout stream we don't usually have, thanks.

Posted on: 5/15 6:17
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That was real cool.

Posted on: 5/15 15:29
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Could you tell what the last dude was feeding on??? Great vid!!

Posted on: 5/15 15:55


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Glad you guys enjoyed it. I had almost as much fun filming it as I would have fishing that place.

foxfire, I wish I could say it was a big stonefly nymph but as far as I can tell it was just a piece of algae or something. When I look at the original footage full-screen on my laptop (better resolution than youtube) I can't make out any legs or anything. And if you look closely, he spits it out at the very end, but then turns to chase it again as I'm lifting the camera from the water.

Also DC, I have a lot more videos coming. takes a while to find time to get them on youtube. uploading in HD takes forever.

Posted on: 5/16 17:07
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Thanks for the cool footage. I enjoyed that.

Posted on: 5/18 10:22
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Great video. I is the camera you have built to be waterproof or did you have to make modifications to it to use underwater?

Posted on: 5/19 8:12


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Very cool vid.

10November, he said it's a gopro. They are waterproof.

Posted on: 5/19 8:52


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Yup, they come with waterproof housing.

At first I tried sticking a foam pad to the case and floating it face-down with a bright streamer fly suspended underneath, hoping to see a fish eat it. It didn't work at all, the footage was so shaky I couldn't even watch it without feeling sick.

In the end I took a big rubber band and strapped it to a stick lol

Posted on: 5/19 12:57
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I've taken goggles and tried to do a little snorkling. It was cold. I decided pretty quickly not to do that anymore. :)

Thought it'd be fine, I've wet waded those streams. But my cold tolerance goes down considerably in water deeper than crotch deep, lol.

Posted on: 5/19 13:20


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Lmao you'd never get me to do that. I have less cold water tolerance than most. Jumped off a small waterfall into a creek in WV once and the water couldn't have been more than 60 degrees. I had fun for about half a second.

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My daughter always said, "You get use to it" I always responded, No, you just go numb". When she use to swim in April in the creeks while I tried to fish.

Posted on: 5/21 8:43
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Sarce ... really enjoying ur videos past few weeks. Thanks much and keep'em coming

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Nice video, what camera were you using?

Posted on: 5/26 18:40



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