Monday, January 11, 2010

Beauty is....

Wild trout are like snowflakes - no two are identical. Genetic and environmental variables produce an infinite number of color, size and shape combinations. I never cease to be amazed at their beauty. I guess the closest thing to identical trout would be hatchery fish - they all seem to be the same dull aluminum color and cookie-cutter size. But hatchery fish, too, in their own way are beautiful creatures...at least in the exaggerated stories I tell when I manage to catch one!

 


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