Ben has educated me on this particular fish, apparently the Greenback is the Colorado State Fish, and it is also listed as threatened under the endangered species act- at one point Greenbacks were declared to be extinct. So of course, because of its rarity and closeness to where we are living, Ben decided he needed to catch one of these beauties.
But then- after trying some different flies and lures we found something that did work. On Ben's first cast out with a panther martin he caught a beautiful Greenback that was a nice size.
So of course I had to change to a panther martin as well. And after my first cast got snagged on something I put on a new panther martin, cast out, and caught one!
There was no eating of these fish (they are threatened after all), so we threw them straight back, but they sure were beautiful! What a great day!
Ben's #1 fish he wants to catch is a Golden Trout- he says they are more beautiful than the Greenbacks- now I want to catch one too!