Thanks for all your response gang! While I do not rate the quality of my experience in terms of quantity hooked or landed I would bet most folks prefer catching to fishing!
To be honest catching trout on a size 16 griffiths gnat would make me an inglorious bastard. LOL
I do have a pet peave when it comes to fishing for trout and that is "bowling for browns" a New England term for fishing dries directly over trout by dangling them down river in the current.... the fly is skated like a yo-yo enticing a strike. Poor form!