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Old 07-26-2007, 07:13 PM
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Do big trout eat big or small stuff?

Iīve heard this "urban myth" going around amongst some of my fishing buddies, saying that big and old trout eat less since theyīve "grown all they can and have plenty of fat reserves" so they would probably be targetting small flies (so the myth says).

On the other hand, one might think big fish would need big food in order to maintain body weight (I donīt think that big boxer called "butterbean" could survive only with lettuce sandwiches...)

anyways, thatīs just me trying to be funny . Here is my serious doubt:

Is there any relation to the fishes size and the fly size one should be using?
supposing there isnīt any visible hatches fish might be targetting, big flies for big fish, the other way around or it doesnīt make a difference??

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