"Trout are among the wariest of gamefish. Any quick movement or unusual sound, like the crunching of gravel or clattering of loose rocks when you wade, will send them darting for cover. But you can minimize spooking by following these guidelines:
· Keep a low profile; the lower you are, the less likely you will appear in the trout's window of vision. To fish a narrow stream, you may have to crawl to the bank and cast from a kneeling position.
· Wear drab clothing, something that blends in with the surroundings. A bright-colored shirt or cap can put the trout down in a hurry.
· In turbulent water, you can approach a trout more closely than in slow or slack water.
· Use objects such as boulders and trees to conceal your approach. If there is no place to hide, try to stay in the shadows.
· When you reach a likely spot, stand still for a few minutes before making a cast. When you first arrive, trout detect your presence and stop feeding. But after a few minutes, they may get used to you and start to feed again, even if you are plainly visible.
· Try to avoid casting over the trout's window of vision, especially with bright-colored fly line."
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