Kypes

Discussion in 'Fly Tying, Trout Fishing' started by spinner, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. spinner

    spinner Staff Member

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    Definition of kype in English:

    noun
    A hook formed on the lower jaw of adult male salmon and trout during the breeding season.
    • The largest male is dominant and defends his territory by charging the smaller ones, using his kype to nip them.
     
  2. spinner

    spinner Staff Member

    I took these photos. I did NOT catch either. I neither condone nor reject the angler's right to harvest such large male small stream trout. He was well within his right to keep these two brutes. Was he right in his harvest? This thread is a thought provoking collage.
     

  3. Steve

    Steve Staff Member

    How many years old do fish have to be to form a kype?