Written by: Wayne Thurber, Dos Amigos Anglers
On a recent fly-fishing trip, our client Doug caught this interesting rainbow. When I netted the fish, he reached into the mouth of the trout to remove the blue damselfly pattern. The first attempt was not successful. On the second attempt, I was about to remove the fly when a snake decided he was going to escape the trout’s stomach. The snake managed to wiggle out of the trout about 6 inches, giving me a bit of a scare. The trout was released safely back into the wild, but the snake wasn’t so lucky. The trout swallowed him again as he headed back into the deep water.
Wayne Thurber owns and operates Dos Amigos Anglers in Taos and Eagle Nest, New Mexico.