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Fly-Fishing: Lures cause trigger that entices trout

Thursday, October 3, 2013
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The fly-fishing website Midcurrent.com recently posted an excerpt from a 2009 book called “The New Scientific Angling: Trout and Ultraviolet Vision” by one Reed Curry. The excerpt doesn’t get into the whole ultraviolet vision thing, so I’m still in the dark on that, so to speak. But Curry does pose a valid question that has also occurred to me many times, as I’m sure it has to many others. Noting that trout have perfectly good eyesight, he shows a picture of a Quill Gordon dry fly, and asks: “How is it then that a large brown trout will see this …”...

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