I know that a Red Herring is like a "señuelo", but is there any fish in Spanish with kind of similar connotations?
I'm translating a joke regarding a Red Herring, playing with his literal meaning and his figurative meaning, and it has to be a fish.
Kind of difficult, isn't it?
Here is the context of the joke:
(In trial, a lawyer has a fish called "red herring" as a piece of evidence).
Rabington: Are you saying that you wish to pursue the red herring?
Falcon: Yes. I wish to closely examine and question the piece of evidence that is overtly labeled as a red herring. This is the type of man that I am. I see a trail that clearly veers away from my goal, but I follow it anyway.
It's a stupid joke, but if you translated literally as "arenque rojo", then is not even a joke.