Sport: Fighting Rainbows

The rainbow trout in Idaho's famed Silver Creek* are big, tough and smart. On still days, under bright sunlight, nothing can lure them up. It is best to wait until a cloud blots out the sun and a breeze ruffles the mirror-like surface. Then the trick is to hang on to the savage rainbows once you've hooked them.

Last week, the morning the season opened at Silver Creek, the weather was just right. Oldtimer Art Wood, a guide from Sun Valley, grinned as he stalked through some willows to his pet spot. After a few expert casts (his friends say that he...

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