I sometimes go fishing, as I live right next to a river. Friday evening the fish were biting pretty good. I catch and release them. What I find myself wondering is: What if the fish know that lure is a lure? What if they're not fooled at all? What if they're trying to kill themselves? Maybe it's a game and they try and see if they can get off the hook?
Yep, I'm more convinced there is something to this--fish delibertely taking the fly or lure, knowing what it is and they don't care.