There’s going to be magical days on the river when trout rise to your fly with reckless abandon- when through evenings reminiscence, you sip your (insert your favorite beverage) blissfully  to assuage your sore fish fighting muscles. Those days are special, but all too rare.

But there’ll be times where you have to work all day to catch a few fish. Those days can also be satisfying, but not from a numbers standpoint. It’s more of rising to a challenge. Temperamental trout test your mettle, make you think outside the box and make you grow as an angler much more than a dozen ‘easy to catch’ fish. This month’s article offers a few clues and hints to catch temperamental trout.