Thanks for posting, Ralph. We catch naturally born Bass, Pickerel, Perch etc. and think nothing of it. Yet when we catch a native born trout, its a big deal. I guess we have been conditioned to the expectation of "manufactured" fish. I was thinking of going to Europe for some trout fishing. When I viewed a trout fishing video location Slovenia I was turned off to see the angler was catching Rainbow Trout. A Pacific trout in Europe at a destination trout stream. Give me a break! Clearly hatchery born and bred and raised to large size and released for the benefit of tourist/anglers.
You're right, little respect is given to warmwater fish in most circles. Ant that fish should be a brown. :)
Ralph likes his glass....well done.
Further on Rainbow trout in Europe. I emailed the outfitter in Slovenia who told me "they raise Rainbow trout in their hatchery because that specie is the easiest/best from a hatchery operational viewpoint".
RalphAmazing how many individuals don't use the fly rod to land warm water species----loads of fun on the fly---thanks for sharing