Although most of a trout’s diet consists of insects, baitfish, and other invertebrates, they will eat anything that provides a lot of protein–including mice swimming on the surface. This big rainbow from British Columbia’s Spatzisi Plateau is not at all pleased to discover that it’s meaty meal is attached to a fly line. In this great video by Todd Moen of Catch Magazine, angler Carrie Collingwood scores with a deer-hair mouse.
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!