Trophy Brown Trout on Rapala Shift/R-Type Float reel & rod.

Posted on November 16th, 2013
A sensitive float fished on Sufix 8 lb. test Seige line and the new Rapala Shift off-set center-pin reel and Rapala R-Type 11 1/2" drift rod produced this nice brown.

I had a change to travel back to Eighteen Mile Creek, NY today with our good friend Bill Henry.  Air temperature was around 15C and when we arrived, there were quite a few fishermen on the creek.  We started fishing the slower moving lower stretch and within 15 min I was fighting my first trophy brown trout.


Richard Reis smiles as he holds up his trophy male brown.

Bill Henry hooked a large fish in the lower stretch, but after a short fight, it got off.  We met two other Ontario steelheaders, Richard Reis and Bruno Perino who also caught some nice browns fishing the rapids and pool further up-stream.

Bruno Perino smiles as he holds up his female brown that was full of eggs.

Richard & Bruno were fly fishing and also using center-pin drifting outfits to catch their fish.

Even smaller browns hit and fight hard and are very colorful.

Bill and I headed up-stream and Bill landed his first brown.  The fish was under 3 lb., but very colorful.

This brown was hooked just a few feet out from shore holding besides bolders in a current break.

I again fished the new Rapala Shift set-back center-pin with the Rapala R-Type 11 1/2″ float rod loaded with Sufix Seige 8 lb. test main line and Sufix 6 lb test fluorocarbon leader.

Salmon egg spawn sacks produced all our fish today fished under a sensitive float.

The brown trout fishing will remain excellent in Eighteen Mile Creek, NY right up until the water starts to freeze.  If you love to tributary fish, try and get out this month while the temperatures are above zero!

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