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Underwater Trout Video from

posted Feb 12, 2012, 3:30 PM by Michael Lang   [ updated Feb 12, 2012, 4:39 PM ]

Last week I stumbled across an intriguing video on a site called  

How many times have I wondered to myself, "Where are all the fish!?!?!".  Maybe, as JD shows us, they are right there, snubbing our offering. 

While I am not a troller, similar concepts apply to fly fishing with dry flies, or nymphs. 

More often than not, when the trout refuses to take our fly, it is just that there is something that appears "off" to the fish.  While there may be enough to get his interest, and while such an oddity generally won't be enough to frighten the fish away, few fish will actually strike the bait.  What's more, from my experience, most trout do not seem to have the inclination to pursue something that they are not going to get to eat, for very long.

In his video, JD suggests that it may make sense to "try a zig-zag pattern, or constantly speed up or slow down" while trolling.  This makes good sense for the trolling fisherman, although most of us know that the opposite holds true for dry fly and wet fly fisherman.  In our game its all about the natural drift, going with the flow of the stream, and a natural presentation.

Yes, I do not troll, but still, I love this video.  Nice work, JD.

Take care,