By Brad Trumbo
The Times 

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


Brad Trumbo

This 16-inch rainbow succumbed to the temptation of giant pink eyes bobbing like a curious beacon in twenty feet of water.

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 midg...

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