Fly fishers describe a hard-fighting fish as being “hot,” and occasionally can take you by surprise with it’s hard runs and crazy jumps. This rainbow trout goes ballistic from the moment it is hooked, requiring the angler to use all his skill to keep the fish from throwing the hook or breaking the light tippet. Dave Jensen of Jensen Fly Fishing scrambles to keep up with this insane trout, as his wife, Amelia, captures the action.
The videos in our Moment of Thrill series are meant to get your heart racing in anticipation of the start of the spring fly-fishing season. It’s been a long winter, at the end of a long year. What we all need now is to feel the tug of a fish peeling line off the reel!