Rainbow Trout

Fishing for Rainbow Trout

The rainbow trout is a trout and species of salmonid native to cold-water tributaries of the Pacific Ocean in Asia and North America. The steelhead is a sea-run form of the coastal rainbow trout that usually returns to freshwater to spawn after living two to three years in the ocean. Rainbow trout average between 1 and 5 lb (0.5 and 2.3 kg), while lake-dwelling forms may reach 20 lb (9 kg). 

How Frontiers Can Help Your Dream Rainbow trout Become a Reality 

We have five decades of experience and our services are free. There are no surcharges for our efforts and advice. So why not give our team a call! Remember, we want to speak to you so we can best advise you! Below you will find a list of our fishing experts. Contact one of our consultants and they will do the following for you:

  • Talk you through the options and provide you with impartial advice that you will not receive directly from a lodge. We have 50 years of sporting travel experience!
  • If you like what you hear, we will book your trip and assist with all preparations.
  • Frontiers will provide you with our industry leading pre-trip prior to your departure, which will tell you what to pack and how things will work.
  • If you need equipment, we will put you in touch with some of the most knowledgeable people in the business. They will provide you with exactly what you need.
  • While you travel, Frontiers provides 24-hour emergency contact.

Where can you Fish for Rainbow Trout?

Fishing for Rainbow Trout can done in the western rivers of the USA, namely Montana, Nevada, Colorado and parts of the Rocky Mountain range, Argentina, parts of African Highlands and of course, across the UK and Europe.

Fishing Tackle for Rainbow Trout

An 8ft 5 weight is your typical weapon of choice when taking on trout. However, there are many different ways to catch trout. You may be streamer fishing in the lakes for bigger fish, which would require something with a little more power. Or perhaps you are dry fly fishing in the small spring creeks of Montana. Pick up the phone to hear our expert advice, let us choose the right option for you and your particular destination.

Fishing Flies for Trout

Rainbow trout can be caught on a variety of flies and dry flies are most popular. You can also catch these fish on a number of streamers, nymphs and buzzers.


Ask The Expert

South Pacific Destination Specialist

Specializes in Ireland, Scotland, Slovenia fishing. Plus, Australia and New Zealand fishing and leisure programs.

Senior Program Manager

Specializes in Alaska and Canada fishing, and South America fishing and big game programs.

Senior Program Manager

Specializes in South America, Mexico, and Iceland fishing programs.

Senior Program Manager

Specializes in Belize, Cabo San Lucas and American West fishing programs.


Specializes in all sporting programs across the company.

Department Manager

Specializes in South America fishing and shooting departments. Plus, fishing in Mongolia and Canada.

Senior Program Manager

Specializes in Bahamas, Belize, Christmas Island fishing, and United States wingshooting programs.

UK Managing Director


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