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Fly Fishing: Golden Trout (Introgression & Tetched)

I have fished for this hybrid golden and once the novelty (there unique appearance) wears off, there is a sense it is a bit odd…a bit off. Yes, the fish took the fly, but once they did the word mediocrity comes to mind. The words sludge, drag, short circuit, tetched come to mind. Maybe others have had an entirely different experience with this strain of ‘trout’….hybrid Golden- Rainbow Trout . I believe these hybrids are different than the California Golden Trout.

“Years of exploitation, mismanagement and competition with exotic species have brought these fish (Golden Trout) to the brink of being designated as threatened. Introduced brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) outcompete them for food, introduced brown trout (Salmo trutta) prey on them and introduced rainbow trout (O. mykiss) hybridize with them, damaging the native gene pool through introgression.”  A different perspective of introgression.

Ugh...A Disconnect (Pennine Trout Farm)

The man’s happiness aside, the setting and the fish go hand in hand…manufactured environment and manufactured fish. This was exactly the kind of setting (less refined) in which I encountered my goldens. I don’t seem to mind traveling to B.C. and catching triploids, a hybridized trout, why do I have such a block on these other trout? Aesthetics, personality…I just don’t know.


6 Responses to “Fly Fishing: Golden Trout (Introgression & Tetched)”


  1. 1 Trout Farmer
    March 22, 2010 at 09:26

    No offence to you either, But all Golden Trout in the UK are G/Modified Rainbows produced many years ago by the water authority in Devon.
    A tripliod Trout is not a hybrid! what are you talking about.
    Almost 30 years in fish farming so yes I do have a little knowledge.
    Many fish are ugly as are many wife’s but that’s only my opinion. I rest my case.

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    • 2 SwittersB
      March 22, 2010 at 11:05

      Thank you for the clarification. A triploid BC trout is not a concoction of the hatchery folks? My understanding was man bred the triploid to not spawn and generate its energies into growth? Perhaps this is a semantics issue on my part of hybridized or modified or some man made creation or is it natural co-mingling of the fish with out man’s interference? Thank you for the clarification and helpful analogy…:-)

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  2. 3 Trout Farmer.
    March 22, 2010 at 06:16

    These waters have been in exsistance for over 100 years and are feb by natural springs.
    Golden Trout in the UK are not a hybrid fish but are a GM fish,( A Rainbow with a different coat on its back)please try to get your facts right before making comments about matters that you have little or no knowledge about.

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    • 4 SwittersB
      March 22, 2010 at 08:38

      Oh..well that is why you are so valuable to educate us. However, my inclinations are not abated…an ugly fish in a artificial enviro…perhaps that is all you know…Trout Farmer… sorry. That is why, I believe, my post offered as many questions of why my bias as any suggested conclusions. A fish is a fish. They cannot all be rainbows and browns. I just wonder, having caught similar fish in Oregon private lakes….what the heck are they…if similar to yours…and they appear to be. No offense

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  3. 5 Fly to Fly
    March 20, 2010 at 12:01

    This is one ugly fish!

    JB

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