No it’s not the name of a new species of trout. Actually I take that back, it is a new species of trout. It’s the carved out of wood species. I was lucky enough to have a fellow Tenkara angler carve me this. He’s new to carving and he has a real talent for it. It’s all by his eye. Tell him what style or design you want and POOF it appears out of a chunk of wood. The eyes are magnets and it’s purpose is to practice casting. The inside of the mouth has a spot for flies that are tied from an old pin. The trout weighs similar to an average trout so the sensation and rod reaction is similar to landing a real fish. Anyone can buy those plastic casting tools, but not everyone can have their very own hand carved wooden trout to cast and pull in. Now that the snow has melted I can get out and practice, but until then here are some pictures of it on my desk.