Have you ever stopped to look at the tail of a trout? It’s pretty beautiful. The translucence, the spots, the way the light shines through it.. There is nothing in nature quite like it.
So often we catch a fish and are in such a hurry to get the picture, get the fish back in the water and get the fly back out there. If there was one fish in the hole there might be more, right? Hurry hurry hurry, don’t want to miss anything.
Take just a moment and enjoy the beauty in your net. If you pull the fish out of the water to admire it, be sure you’re not keeping it out of the water long at all and get it back in the net. Keeping a trout just under the surface of the water can really make the colors pop too. Get your pictures and get them back in the water.
Fish are always beautiful. I know I say this a lot, but take the time to enjoy what nature offers.