Video spotlight

Video spotlight: Rising Trout

From the “This’ll make you feel good” department, we bring you the short video below. Say what you will about tarpon leaps, pike bites, bonefish pulls and bass on poppers—and I like all of these things, too—there’s just nothing better than taking a rising trout on a dry fly.

Yes, I’m jaded, given my evangelical affiliation with Trout Unlimited, but trout on top have been a lifelong obsession. Watching a fish move to take a dry, or simply watching your fly disappear amid the chaos of an aggressive trout bite … I’m moved beyond simple words every single time. Not sometimes. Every time.

I love this short film for that reason. Watching trout eat. There may not be a better way to kill three minutes.

— Chris Hunt

By Chris Hunt.