Look at the color of these Arizona Brown Trout! They are beautiful to look at and great fighting fish for their size.
On small streams go get yourself a 2 or 3 weight Fly Rod.
It is so much fun. You have to finesse these guys on very light tippets. Light gear teaches you the feel of landing a fish, do not be put off thinking you need a 5 weight or what ever.
I have landed great 18 to 22′ Trout on my 3 weight 7 ft Redington butter stick, Slow action Fly Rod.
And no I am not affiliated with them. Get the right light line and small light reel you will have a blast!!!
There is no better feeling of accomplishment than when you cast a light delicately landed dry fly.