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Palouse Outdoors: An Embarrassing, Unconventional, Wildly Effective Fishing Fly

Seventy degrees with a cool breeze was welcomed, given the snow had barely left the northern shadows of the barn at home. I was surrounded by waterfowl and songbirds warbling, cackling, bickering, and flapping to attract mates. An all-around beautiful day to be on the water, yet I was well beyond bored as I bobbed on my pontoon watching my fishing buddy, Sean, yard in rainbow trout. Most days, I catch about ten percent of Sean's count, but this day, absolutely nothing would entertain my many offerings.

Persnickety trout are downright frustrating, particularly those that key in on tiny midge la...


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