Ratfish On The Fly

That's awesome! Two separate mornings last summer I had a pair of ratfish swim by my feet. I had no idea what they were and had to look them up. They are wicked cool, glad you hooked one brother!

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Jim Ficklin

Genuine Montana Fossil
Evidently there are several of these around . . . http://seattletimes.com/html/pacificnw/2012531495_pacificpratfish15.html

I caught one bottom fishing when I lived in Bremerton. Being a fairly naïve Montanan regarding the salt in general and spiny fish in particular, I managed to get spined in the web between my thumb & forefinger. It bled freely & I experienced no ill effects, but there is still a small bump there 30+ years later. The lovely young lady provided TLC, however so I reckon that the experience was worth it.