I've been fly fishing now for about 3 years, and I must say I have way better luck catching those pesky bluegills and pirch than a nice trout. I know they're out there because the places that I fish for them are stocked yearly with rainbow and brown.
I was speaking to one of the old timers who have been fishing this lake in particular now for 15 years, (he's one of them bait fisherman and he uses a chunk of powerbait that he shapes into a square pellet. He says that since the trout are farm raised, they're fed only pellets and don't know to eat anything else. I must say that he does have success with this method.
My question is this...is he right? Will a farm raised trout not take a fly simply because it never had to before? Could this be why the bluegills will bite but not trout?