“He said that Brown Trout (sic) have adapted, through recent evolutionary shift, the ability to change colour, very much like a chameleon does. The ‘red spots’ are only visible under a certain spectrum of light and only under water which is why we can’t see them in our photos. It is thought that this is an anti-predator adaptation and, that in time, Brown Trout will develop the advances in this ‘technology’ similar to the alien in the “Predator” movie. Effectively this will mean that at some time in the future when you hook a Brown Trout and it jumps from the water all you will see is pixellated shit that is indistinct. It will also mean posting photographs of ‘trophy’ fish will be impossible as basically all you will see is a rod, net and some bankside vegetation. It’s true. “

overheard yesterday and just too good not to share, this and countless good-natured comments are to be found on Mike Barrio’s Fishing The Fly Forum. home-based on the banks of the river Don in Aberdeenshire, Scotland but with members from all over the globe, be sure to check it out and join up.

as for the Predator-like digi-camo fish, i get the feeling that our lives as fly fishers is about to pass on to a whole different level. level of what, i have no idea but it sounds like a challenge, to say the least…

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20 thoughts on ““He said that Brown Trout (sic) have adapted, through recent evolutionary shift, the ability to change colour, very much like a chameleon does. The ‘red spots’ are only visible under a certain spectrum of light and only under water which is why we can’t see them in our photos. It is thought that this is an anti-predator adaptation and, that in time, Brown Trout will develop the advances in this ‘technology’ similar to the alien in the “Predator” movie. Effectively this will mean that at some time in the future when you hook a Brown Trout and it jumps from the water all you will see is pixellated shit that is indistinct. It will also mean posting photographs of ‘trophy’ fish will be impossible as basically all you will see is a rod, net and some bankside vegetation. It’s true. “

  1. are you saying we will be able only to smell the fish Marc ?! i’ll defenitely quit fly fishing if i’m unable to see the brown trout !

    • well, if the only two senses you have are vision and smell, then yes.
      if not and since we’ve eliminated sight, what’s left is feeling/touching and tasting.
      so, you can always gently caress them and give them a little lick before putting them back where they belong: in the water.
      i hope that wasn’t too technical, Alex.

      btw, i have insider news that research is being conducted towards rendering the entire fucking-ugly grayling species not only invisible, but also completely blocked out from every other human sense, effectively rendering them to the equivalent of a non-species and this without killing them all or collecting each one and transporting them to another planet.
      they’ll all be there, eating, hiding from predators and reproducing in their disgusting, deprived grayling manner but we won’t know it, just like we don’t know if the Alien Predator is around or not.
      this is a big boon to mankind. science rocks !

      i hope you have a great day, mate.

  2. thanks mate, no grayling on the planet = good stuff, more room for the brown trout , i wont miss the smelly grayling in a grayling-less world !!

    • something i was thinking about during lunch that gets me a little worried though:
      (it also made me loose my appetite which in itself isn’t such a bad thing considering lunch wasn’t very tasty)
      anyhow, what if we snag one my mistake ? we’ll have one on the hook without any way to know it’s there. meaning, unless we change flies we’ll be casting and fishing with a graything on the end of the line preventing us from catching the beloved trout and if we change flies we’ll be putting not only the fly back in the box but also this non-recognizable yet horrid fish.
      maybe it’s best if we send them all to Mars after all and let the Martians deal with these fuckers. what do you think ?

  3. geez, i almost forgot ! speaking of Predator and Vulevs here’s the original visual depiction of the two from years back on Sexyloops. 😎
    The Vulev !

    dear readers: we’ll notice the extremely poor casting style and complete loss of tension in the fly line (without mentioning the strange hanging part of his nymphing attire) but it’s still one hell of a nice pic !

  4. geez…thats very wrong photoshop job. first – the fly line should stay winded on the reel spool . second – the leader should be much longer – anything between 5-9m is about right. third – the fly is not big and heavy enough as far i can tell from the pic.

    • it’s red tungsten. red tungsten’s a lot heavier than the usual stuff commoners buy.
      anyway, you made that image mate, not me. i wouldn’t have included that strange wader extension and i would have given you a proper haircut ! :mrgreen:

  5. …and finaly who needs a yellow plastic fly line ?!! it should be either pure silk or at least camo colore that is The proper modern fly line code . 🙂

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