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Yesterday I caught a rainbow that had orange gill plates and orange stripe. Is this a strain of rainbows or a hybrid?

Posted on: 2013/6/19 7:55


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Lou,
Although I'm not Mike (or a fisheries biologist)....rainbows with orange gill plates and stripes are common. The coloration of hatchery fish tends to be dependent upon diet but most of the stocked rainbows you see have colors in the orange range and these may deepen into the red range after being in the stream for a period of time. While wild rainbows are usually much brighter colored, there are some wild ones with orange coloration (sometimes on their belly) rather than red.
Trout coloration can vary a lot. Even an individual fish can have its colors change from red to orange or vice versa, over the course of a season.


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Just a normal stocker Rainbow probably. Their stripe and gill plate color can vary from orange to salmon to pink to almost red or even purple. Sometimes there's almost no color there.

FWIW I've found that the Fall stocker Rainbows tend to have that orange(ish) color pattern more frequently than the Spring stockers. Not sure why though...does their diet change in the raceways over the Summer?


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If you are going to ask questions about what a kind of fish is. (Species, wild or stocked) You need to really invest in a cheap digital camera.

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Becker I have one its but its not working properly. I also was in a position where it was not practical to take a picture. Plus a picture would not enhance my description of the trout. If you would
like to donate a camera please pm me and I will send you my addy.

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This should be moved to beginner forum IMO

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JasonS wrote:
This should be moved to beginner forum IMO


This actually made me giggle.

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wonder what everyone would do without their camera's !
hey lou are you a beginner ???

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I guess in some peoples eyes I am,after all I only have 64 years of fly tying and fly fishing experience.

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I guess in some peoples eyes I am,after all I only have 64 years of fly tying and fly fishing experience.

I guess that means open mouth, insert foot for a couple guys?

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ALL rainbows belong to a certain strain. ;)

But I don't think orange vs. red means much in that regard. It's probably a little of both, but color of features seems more a function of environment/diet than of genetics.

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Not all rainbows are created equal, however from what Lou M. describes it's a faily typical hatchery stocked trout.

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wonder what everyone would do without their camera's !
hey lou are you a beginner ???


Well since cameras have been around since the middle of the 1800's........

Before that they did sketches and drawings.

Before that they did carvings and paintings on cave walls.

Do you mean before digital cameras? Well they would take pictures with film and scan them into the computer as jpegs.

Before internet? They used encyclopedias and went to the library to figure out fish identification. Or they took a picture with film and mailed it to the PFBC for answers.

No one stated LouM is a begginer. Jason and I both realize Lou is a very old timer that has fly fished all his life. His poop has more fishing knowledge then me. However, LouM also has fished the L.L. a billion times I expect, and those FUGLY rainbows are all over there. So one is to assume they are ugly stockies that have escaped their watery prison.

If he honestly did not know that, he might be getting very forgetful.



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Lou please post a cave drawing of that fish !

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I will but how do I get it off of the cave wall and post it? Becker hasn't sent me a camera yet.

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