Did You Know About Balkan Trout?

Just when you think you know everything – you learn something new.

In an interview, on the podcast Speaking of Faith,  Author/Artist James Prosek mentioned his work with the Balkan Trout Restoration Group and the unique trout of the Balkans.

These Balkan trout are all similar in appearance to Brown Trout and are indeed closely related.  Some, like the Marble trout (Salmo marmoratus), are in danger of being hybridized out of existence by inter-breeding with Brown Trout

The most unique of these Balkan Trout has to be the Softmouth Trout.  Among these, the most morphologically distinct is the Neretva River Softmouth Trout (Salmo obtusirostris oxyrhynchus). As to which flies they prefer – well…


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