Why do SRCs hit ugly flies

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  1. Bob Triggs

    Bob Triggs Stop Killing Wild Steelhead!

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    I did try to point out to you earlier above here that all members of the Genus Oncorhynchus have a tendency to strike at bright and fluorescent colored flies, lures etc. Colors that are not necessarily imitative of any common forage species for them. There are many theories about why they do this, but no one really knows.
     
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    Why? Because fish are curious and they don't have hands.
     
  3. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    Because like a 2 am at the bar they are desperate to score !
     
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    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    So this follows the principle "a 2 at 10 is a 10 at 2", eh?

    As the old saying goes, "I've never gone to bed with an ugly woman but I've sure woke up with a few!" ;)
     
  5. Ed Call

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    Because in their world it is bright, attractive and mimics live baits movements.
     
  6. Rich Schager

    Rich Schager You should have been here yesterday...

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    On the other hand, i saw a bait fishermen catch a SRC this afternoon on a ball of garlic powerbait that doesn't mimic anything. Yes, it was released okay. I also saw him catch a couple flounder as well.
     
  7. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    That was not the question. Bait looks like nothing but smells like dinner.
     
  8. splett

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    It is all about the movement.
     
  9. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    It was all part of intelligent design and to provide us the polar opposite of Permit... perhaps the most finicky of those we pursue.
     
  10. Alexander

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    Beauty is in the eye of the Trout! ;)
     
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    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    it doesn't smell anything like my dinner
     
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    Also, trout (and salmon) don't see color the way we do. IIRC from Richard Stoll's book, they see more like shades of grey. Where we see color they see contrast (I could be a bit off on this). So while a chartreuse over pink clouser on the vise looks like nothing swimming in the PNW, in the water with varying amount of ambient light it may take on contrast similar to a baitfish. Or close enough that combined with the good action it looks edible. And like others have mentioned, they're oportunistic and if they see something that looks alive and will fit in their mouth, they eat it before the one next to them does.
     
  13. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Probably the same reason some of you handsome guys hit on ugly women...
     
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    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    Come sight cast for corbina with me..... I think permit are easier
     
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    LOL! Hahahaha, now that was funny!