we dont have browns around here but there are a few spots they do stock but if cought have to be releast. but we do fly fish the smaller river streams for rainbows though. do prety good with popeye gigs and some times with some bead heads. I'm in KY and live right at a lake with the tail waters stocked a few times a year. although the rainbows dont seem to stay right around the dam, they mostly move down stream to shallower water with riffs between deep pockets.