My son Mikel has been doing some of the laminate trout for me. He actually does a better job at it than I do.
I decided some time ago, that the beauty of the trout, their form, their color, and the environment where they are found has become more important to me. This feeling for their elegance inhances my feelings of respect as I pursue them through fly fishing.
Making these replicas is adding to the joy I find in trout.