When fishing gin-clear water in times of prolonged drought or low water, trout are very likely to have seen pressure. Typically, anglers use larger flies that cause enough surface disturbance that trout quickly notice. If it’s terrestrial or stonefly season it might be ok to encroach on their personal space, but even at the peak of those “hatch” windows, these conditions usually lend themselves to smaller dry flies. This video shares a lesson Amelia learned on this small spring creek, the first trip spooking the trout. The second outing she applied the “Rule of Small” to the conditions and had success with this beautiful brown.