The Stream Doctor

January 12th, 2004

Email YOUR Questions directly to the Stream Doctor. This is your opportunity to get an experts professional opinion on anything stream related.

Q. From VinylT: In a C&R stream where trout are pickier about the flies that they will hit, do the trout still eat healthfully or are they too paranoid? It just seems to me that they don't eat as much of anything if they are fished hard.

A. The obvious answer to me would be that if the fish are there and they are healthy, obviously they are getting enough to eat. After all, in most cases there is a more than adequate natural food supply, so they have the option to ignore your offerings in favor of easier to obtain food.

If you have a question, please feel free to contact me.
~ C. E. (Bert) Cushing, aka Streamdoctor
105 W. Cherokee Dr.
Estes Park, CO 80517
Phone: 970-577-1584

The 'Stream Doctor' is a retired professional stream ecologist and author, now living in the West and spending way too much time fly-fishing. You are invited to submit questions relating to anything stream related directly to him for use in this Q & A Feature at

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