The trout streams of the Catskills are often beautiful and clear, but unlike spring creeks they are prone to dramatic flooding at times. This picture shows flood-swept vegetation fifty yards from and several feet above the normal channel.
An ant struggles to escape the surface of a Catskill stream. The black dot on the right is the ant's shadow on a rock on the bottom. I can see how this would appeal to a trout. Even I kind of want to eat the thing.