Greetings So, starting in October the NDOW (Nevada dept. of wildlife) releases 8-12" rainbow trout into the Colorado river. Big deal, you might say, but the huge stripers that live there think of these releases as a dinner bell going off. I have been tying Puglisi-style (www.epflies.com), but I can't tie them that big, without them getting too big and bulky to throw with my 9 wt. (The EP fibers get really heavy when they get wet) Does anyone have any patterns or suggestions for tying an 8-12" RB trout? Maybe a giant shock-and-awe style would be just the ticket.... I have heard that one of the most effective ways to fish is with AC plugs (floating walk-the-dog type of plugs) so maybe some topwater popper style trout patterns would work well too.... Thanks in advance for the input.