Ask any guide and they’ll look at you sideways when it’s obvious – “Do you think that fish will eat?” and that guide will at least giggle inside, if not at you. The good ones won’t because they might not have seen you cast, but there are many fish that a guide sees each day that fall under the “GIMMIE” class. That fish is gonna eat, mate. Hands down. Full Stop! This might seem obvious to advanced anglers but new to intermediate fly fishers might need some help on this one. And it’s important because knowing this likelihood impacts our confidence & poise, and those two factors alone often dictate the outcome, our success. So, how do experienced fly anglers know when that trout is going to eat your fly? Let’s have a look!