Browns creek, despite its name, is a brook trout fishery that gives anglers a chance to get a good hike in for the day on either little browns creek trail or browns creek trail off 272 with miles of public water to fish.  The water is small giving you a chance to sneak up on wild brook trout using bow and arrow casts with single dry fly presentations.  Short and small 2wt – 4wt is all you need for these creeks and a subtle presentation.  Fly selection isn’t very important, anything that floats and is smaller than a size 12 will work well for these brook trout that range from 4 to 12 inches.

Most brook trout die every year in high mountain streams such as this and they re populate each year.  This make them easy to target as they aren’t used to being fish and are only weary of other nearby predators found in the natural habitat.  For this reason, it’s best to fish mid to late summer and into fall, so the fish have time to grow and increase in numbers.  July to October can be a great time to enjoy a beautiful hike and even more beautiful brook trout away from the more popular Arkansas river down stream.

Other areas to check out similar to this are Chalk Creek of the Arkansas, Clear Creek of the Arkansas, and Cottonwood Creek of the Arkansas.  Fly fishing is good to excellent in all of these creeks including browns creek.