You can probably guess what my first thought was, but there was no denying that the method did help him catch a monster brown that he might not have otherwise. Still, I haven't tried the technique. Even on the streams at home, where there's about a 99 percent chance that no one would see me slinking around the shallows like a giant bird, the remaining 1 percent has so far been enough to dissuade me. Nonetheless, for bolder anglers than I, there's no reason why "The (Psychotic) Heron" couldn't be put to good use. What's more, there's every reason to believe that its application can go well beyond the small trout stream to virtually any situation in which fish are difficult to approach, from spawning steelhead or bass to bonefish on the flats.