The brown trout (Salmo trutta morpha fario and S. trutta morpha lacustris) and the sea trout (S. trutta morpha trutta) are fish of the same species.

They are distinguished chiefly by the fact that the brown trout is largely a freshwater fish, while the sea trout shows anadromous reproduction, migrating to the oceans for much of its life and returning to freshwater only to spawn.

The brown trout is a medium-sized fish, growing to 20 kg or more in some localities although in many smaller rivers a mature weight of 1 kg (2 lb) or less is common. The spawning behaviour of brown trout is similar to that of the closely related Atlantic salmon. A typical female produces about 2,000 eggs per kilogram (900 eggs per pound) of body weight at spawning.

Young brown trout feed on insects and other invertebrates such as shrimp, flies, caddis, stonefly, mayfly, etc. Both larvae and adults are taken and the fish will eat whatever local insect life is abundant at the time. Larger fish are active predators of fish including young brown trout, suckers, sculpins, shad, whitefish and rainbow trout. Larger brown trout will also feed on small terrestrial animals that fall into the water such as baby birds falling from overhanging nests, or even swimming mice/voles. Brown trout sometimes do not actively feed until the late afternoon or early evening but when the weather is cool they will feed during the day as well. The largest browns feed under cover of darkness.

Cedar Lodge

New Zealand

This South Island fly fishing Mecca is the #1 heli-fishing experience in New Zealand and possibly on the planet. Cedar Lodge is located on New Zealand's South Island, about 90 minutes northeast of the resort community of Queenstown.
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Eastslope Adventures

Canada

This Alberta trout mecca is either the most overlooked or best kept secret in North America! Native rainbows, browns, and Canadian cutthroats all grow big in the local tailwaters and nearby free-flowing trout fisheries...
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El Saltamontes

Chile

There is a large menu of angling options and each day's fishing is tailored to mirror individual guest's interests. While wading or floating the Nireguao is high on most anglers itineraries, this breathtaking ranch also boats a number of...
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Estancia Maria Behety

Argentina

Hooking up with a big sea run brown is an emotional fishing experience that defies accurate description. These big brown trout are much like Pacific salmon and steelhead, in that they're most active in low light conditions.
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La Posada de los Farios

Chile

The talented staff at La Posada de los Farios uses a combination of state-of-the-art rafts, four-wheel drive vehicles, strategically placed optional overnight "wilderness" lodging, and a wealth of knowledge. The action is...
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La Villa de Maria Behety

Argentina

La Villa de Estancia Maria Behety is the most deluxe lodge on the Rio Grande. Few angling destinations on earth compare with the sea-run fishing on the Rio Grande. La Villa can accommodate a maximum of six anglers each week.
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Limay River Lodge

Argentina

The Limay River is rated by veteran Argentina anglers as one of the richest fishing resources in Northern Patagonia. Even more attractive to fly fishermen is the isolated, middle portion of the Limay below Pichi Picun Leufu Dam.
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This is an over-the-top cross-border fly fishing excursion to a seldom-seen portion of Patagonia and three very different fishing experiences on both sided of the Andes – all in one neat package. For the serious trout fisher, this has to be...
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PRG - North

Argentina

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PRG - Tres Valles

Argentina

Trips with PRG Tres Valles can be built for as few as three and as many as 14 days of hard core fishing. They have a spectacular choice of small streams and spring creeks to choose from, as well as a series of trophy trout lakes.
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PRG - Trevellin

Argentina

PRG Trevelin has a spectacular choice of rivers and streams to choose from. They specialize in guiding on small, out-of-the-way fisheries and have exclusive access to a number of creeks. There’s more than enough on their angling menu...
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Patagonian BaseCamp

Chile

One of Patagonia’s most diverse fly fishing programs for wild trout is Patagonian BaseCamp, on the banks of the remote Rio Palena, owned and operated by Marcel and Carolina Sijnesael. Marcel traveled the world for several years before settling...
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Poronui Ranch

New Zealand

To fly fishermen Poronui is an historic fishing lodge where you will go fly fishing for superb New Zealand trout in pristine waters. To others, Poronui is the ultimate luxury wilderness retreat, a place where they can relax or explore 16,000 acres of...
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Trouters Patagonia

Chile

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