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MONSTER TROUT on a 4 weight Fly Rod (4wt) – The Totally Awesome Fishing Show

You would think that Monster Rainbow Trout require the maximum size fishing tackle. But the Totally Awesome Fishing Show takes it to a whole new level. Taking out a big Trout using just an ultra light 4-weight fly rod really should be asking for “Double Trouble”. But with Graeme as guide and cameraman, filming T/A editor Mike Pullen with his first attempt at 4 weight fly rodding, they show that it can be done – in style!! Mike gets 3 new P.B’s in a row (his previous being 10lb 9oz), and viewers get some great action with a rod near breaking point! Plus a hyperactive Graeme giving Mike target instructions. Those big trout don’t stand a chance. This episode moves from the beginner to the advanced in one huge step, with loads of tips & techniques for fly fishing.
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  1. Dem trout not racist innit

  2. Trout most certainly can see in colour – they have RGB sensors. They also have an extra set of sensors specifically sensitive to UV light, which disappear by the age of 2. Notwithstanding they are perfectly capable of seeing in full colour, with a bias towards bue light, particularly in clear water.

  3. only the kick the have a trout like that on the line

  4. This is just my opinion but I think trout can see color because sometimes I like to use power bait when I'm not fly fishing. They're so many different colors of power bait. The only colors I seem to have luck on are white and pink or white and orange! That's why I think they can see color.

  5. this dude can't fish

  6. You should see added the time 40 seconds in of when the monster trout(s) is caught on screen or to the description section with a minute beforehand to get the play-click-length I would have given to you; I'm just not going to watch 30+ minutes to get to a 2 minute sceen. Especially here in the futuristic future of 2016!

  7. I think probably the largest trouts I've seen were in New Zealand.

  8. all your catches were huge and beautiful…

  9. cool I fish up a big mostr

  10. You make a big deal out of using a 4 wt. rod. But what size tippet is more important, with the amount of pressure you were putting on those fish I think you must have been using a heavy tippet, maybe at least 3x.

    • Usually about 5lb mono,6 at most,more for the teeth of a big trout to abrade on. I have also used 2 weights,same thing,5lb for abrasion.

  11. Commercial bred & fed Trout try catching wild 10Lb Tasmanian wild brown

    • We have hundreds of fisheries like this in the UK,if not thousands.Its a multi million pound industry.They have stocked and caught Rainbows to over 30lbs,and Browns to almost that weight as well..Called Put and take. Its the norm here.Anyone can pay and fish them. Unfortunately we don't have wild Tasmanian Browns here in the UK ,just like I'm guessing you don't have 20lb plus Rainbows over there.

  12. This looks like a nice little lake, the trout lake I go to only has 2 -4 lb trout but I managed to pull out a 9lb chunky rainbow today that was hiding and eating off the bottom for years

  13. 15:07 your trying to cast out far but you have your fly line threaded around the rod which wont help.. Something I often do..

  14. Bike race soundtrack

  15. fantastic sport with those fish, good camera shots from the master great fishing all round felt like i was landing the fish while sat here at home good tag teaming

  16. fishing-for- reel

    i like how u caught the trout while u where talking

  17. What is in the shampoo bottle your using? And how does it help bring the fly into deeper water? You may have explained but I'm having a difficult time understanding your accent at moments thank you for your time sir I do appreciate your videos

  18. pumping rainbows with drugs an steds lol

  19. Go to 19:20 for the fish

  20. Hi Graham, I just wished to make a scientific comment if I may about something you said 10 mins into this video on trout not being able to distinguish color? clearly, you have not researched how a fisheye works but they must distinguish certain color refractions within water because if we take all salmonids species the males in particular in their natural habitat in American rivers especially all use red and magenta and green colors in the sexual display to attract hen fish? also, spots which are white and red and often white piped fins and mouths so to me the suggestion trout do not see color has to be false because so many flies and the materials they are made from have vibrant colors and ultraviolet refracted qualities? this argument raised massive debates back in the late 70's about red and white maggots and why red always targeted certain fish like perch and still does? when they put a camera through a fishes dissected retina they were amazed to find fish see in a few different refractions of color and ultraviolet was one of them? so yes! it makes a monumental difference?

    • Great answer.But what about sea trout fishing at night (pitch dark is best)…what colour fly is used then ? Does it matter which colour ? I often drop a comment in our films to get a "nibble",but yours has to be one of the better answers. Thanks for taking the trouble.

    • Strangely I heard from many anglers in this instance of sea trout, realistically it can be more movement and disturbance rather than colour, like a pike it will snap at anything passing in front of its nose, but I have also found black or a black dressed flies with a small amount of twinkle flash strangely works best even though to our naked eye the water seems pitch black, to the fish laying in a lie on the riverbed looking up they see a small amount of surface light from perhaps the moon and the fly or spinner is silhouetted against the surface film and something going over their head they will snap instinctively, after all, they are in rivers to breed, pretty much like the salmon debate, do they actually feed in freshwater? questioned many years ago so why then do they take maggots fished hard on the bottom say for barbel in the Severn? I even saw this for myself on a river in Wales where Salmon after a flood were corralled into a pond type 20ft crystal clear deep hole where anglers sat around fishing static maggot for them and caught, not all the time but they did catch? so with stomachs that are supposedly shrunk do they feed or is this again like your sea trout feeding on the predation snapping at anything that goes by or in this case do the salmon get sick at looking at a bunch of maggots wriggling in front of their nose and snap, Going back to the original question of colour? it must have a reason and play a significant part in a fishes life to display colour, otherwise, if they never saw or responded to the colour they would not need to be any significant colour variation at all? The red snapper, for instance, is red or dark orange because below 150feet white light does not penetrate and red shows as deep blue or purple, I was an Ex Deep-sea Diver so I do know about this? predators cannot see red at this depth so it hides or camouflages the fish from attack? look at all the colours our own native brown trout displays especially in our chalk streams, they have piped fins and all colours of wonderful spots so if nature did not intend fish to see such beauty you have to seriously question why then aren't all fish bland, colourless and drab?I believe colour does play a significant part, it has to?

  21. They can see colour but I guess light blue could blend in with the sky.

  22. Finally you Guys! Fly rods! But Yer not using dry flys for trout?? I Must needs watch.

  23. If trout can't see color only movement, then why do they bite on stationary power bait. Scent doesn't really play into it as some colors seem to work better than others.

  24. Yeah, its like fishing in an aquarium…. but you know you'd do it …. 'specially on a 4wt…. I know I'd do it…. stop fronting…

  25. must be exhilarating landing farmed trout in a stocked pond.

  26. Just amazing. I would love to know what camera you have on your head, as i am about to purchase one. Any help appreciated. Tight lines. Fab.

  27. It is stillwater stocker, no big deal. Try to fight the same fish in the rapids of raging mountain river

    • But we don't have rapids of raging mountain water ??? Fine if you live in the right place,but we don't so we have to catch whatever we can. If I was steelheading on the Thompson (and I have) I would not advise the same gear. Or The "raging mountain river" like the Vedder in B.C.(and I have) would mean different gear. And you don't need the raging river.Try a double figure Bonefish on a standard 7-weight in 6 inches of water ,all a different type of fishing techniques.The main thing is to enjoy whatever you catch.

    • No problem with different content but call it "Totally Awesome Fishing Show"??? Check Todd Moen's films, that's what i'd call awesome fishing show

  28. Lol the bike race music

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