Pretty 17″ rainbow, caught in the Yakima River Canyon in late June of 2017. I had been floating for a couple of hours, with barely any interest in various flies, so I tied on a #10 Orange Stimulator, and began landing it right along the overhanging brush, on the shore. After a bit, this became more of “casting practice” than “fishing”, given the lack of response. Nothing wrong with that, of course, as there are far worse places to be! A bit later, I dropped it within a couple of inches of the edge, and it immediately got tagged by a great looking Bow, that bolted as soon as it felt the metal of the hook. After a couple of flips out of the water, and a great view of the fish, the hook came loose. Happy to have had the chance, I resumed practice. Within a minute, this one hit the fly, and it stayed set. Great day.