14lb Madison Brown

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  1. Jason Decker

    Jason Decker Active Member

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    wow, i feel the jealousy coursing through my veins.........
    scoones needs to put this one on homepage rotation!
     
  2. HauntedByWaters

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    I lived in Bozeman for 2 years and fished the Madison almost exclusively for big browns in the Fall. It is funny because I tell people I got an 8 pounder and they always think I am full of it.

    I would see a fish in the 10 pound range follow my fly every few trips and it was always a heart stopper. I would swing and strip huge flies and pretty much use steelhead gear since that was what I was used to on my home waters. These huge fish would follow the fly like a menace and than pass on the end of the swing almost every time.

    That 8 pounder was the biggest I got but I saw bigger with a regularity, it is just getting them to bite that is nearly impossible.

    The Madison is truly a legendary river and any flyfisherman MUST fish it at some point in their life.

    And a tip, leave those small flies at home if you want to see what this river has to offer above all the rest.

    And another, find the bigger deeper pools (ignore all the little pockets everywhere).
     
  3. rainbow

    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

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    So cool. A fish of a lifetime. Is it going to get mounted?.
     
  4. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Hah! That's a shaker. Can't believe he bothered to land it. I'd have cut my leader in disgust.
     
  5. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    Mark, truly epic, truly epic.
     
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    Hell Ya! Way to go man!!
     
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    awsome just awsome!
     
  8. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. rockymountain_brown

    rockymountain_brown Senore Member

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    I have fished that same spot through Q lake many times. Nice fish, never seen anything near that big though.
     
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    Unlike most, I'm NOT facinated with big browns but readily admit that is a big fish.

    Was it released?

    He mentions he landed it alone so we assume he used a self timing camera to take the picture?
     
  12. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Holy moses, I think i just shat myself, that is a freaking pig.
     
  13. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    Somewhere in the icy deep Beneth a mossy crown lies the queen of the river by the name of madison brown madison brown....
     
  14. mike doughty

    mike doughty Honorary Member

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    he was not alone. a friend of his grizz took the pic and yes it was released
     
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    Coach Duff Banned or Parked

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    That is the Alpha Brown on that beat. That thing is so fat it thinks gravy is a beverage! What a goon! Nice work boys! Duffer
     
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    Dear Lord!

    I caught a large brown about 10 years ago in a Washington lake. I had cast toward the shore with a floating line and a wooley bugger. The bugger was not weighted and it was the first cast so it just sat on the film for a second. I reached in my pocket looking for my Zink when all hell broke loose near the shore. My rod shot out of my right hand and I caught it with my left and the fight was on.

    It was 21" and had gnarly, beastly teeth. I can't imagine what that Madison fish felt like.
     
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    Shee-ott! What do they feed em' out there, high fructose corn syrup?:beer2:
     
  18. Ian Broadie

    Ian Broadie Flyfishing is so "Metal"

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    as Tiny Elvis would say "Look at that sucka!...... Sucka's huge!" :beer2:
     
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    HOLY SHEEEEEEEIIITTTTT I think they would have to bury me right there I'd have a heart attack.

    NICE FISHY:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::beer2:
     
  20. jeff bandy

    jeff bandy Make my day

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    What do you do after that? You can't think you will ever top it. I hope I get a chance to find out for my self, some day .
    Jeff
     

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