Video: Top 5 Topwater Flies for Big Brook Trout


The Canadian anglers at The New Fly Fisher know a thing or two about big brook trout, having spent much time fishing in northern Quebec, Labrador, and Newfoundland. This experience informs their picks for the top five surface patterns. They don’t say “dry flies” because one of the imitations on the list is a rodent, not an insect. So when you’re looking to land brookies measured in pounds, not inches, consider loading up your fly boxes with some of these patterns. What would you add?


Bill Spicer, host of “The New Fly Fisher,” with a monster Labrador brookie.
Photo courtesy The New Fly Fisher

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