The giant Salmonflies of the Western mountains are legendary for their proclivity to elicit consistent dry-fly action and ferocious strikes.
Once on the Green River, just past the lower put-in at Little Hole, my boat mates & I witnessed a large brown trout move a huge distance for a imitation cicada. From downstream ahead of the boat, this brown started from from about eight feet deep water, at least twenty feet away from my fly. This slow motion rise was in in slower water below a long tongue just before the bend going into the canyon.
After seeing this I was convinced that trout had telescopic vision. Of course, a # 6 Crystal Cicada could probably been seen from the moon in the right light. Never the less, seeing this long distance rise was awesome.
I notice my name has been in a number of posts of late. This isn't some secret code or something, is it? Are my pets going to start vanishing?
Hope the walleye reference doesn't offend any of you salmonophiles, but get used to it because there are more non-salmon examples to come.