Not every hero is human or even supernatural. I say they can be individuals of other species if they possess an admirable trait. One of my heroes is a Bennett Spring trout. He saw what he wanted and he went for it. I appreciate enthusiasm. He failed to achieve his goal so he went back for another try. His persistence helped him achieve his goal. I admire that trait also.
OK, here’s the story. Fishing wasn’t good. I had noticed some near surface activity and had tried a dry fly and a soft hackle. No luck. After lunch I was fishing just below the main Bennett Spring bridge with a yellow post Adams fly (about a size 14) with a size 16 Griffith’s gnat below. My flies had no sooner rested on the surface than I noticed a streak of a trout come out of nowhere and hit my gnat. He missed. He immediately turned and came at it again. This time he hit. I set the hook and we danced to my net. I appreciate that little guy. I consider him a friend and a hero for his personal qualities.
I returned him to the stream so that you can try your luck with him in the future. I caution you, however, that he might be just a little more wary next time. That’s another trait that I admire. Sorry I can’t figure out how to rotate the picture.