Best Fish of 06

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  1. easymends

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    I know we still have a couple weeks but all this rain isn't going to help.

    What's your best fish of 06?

    Metolius Bow on a Golden Stone Nymph

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  2. Big Tuna

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    You win:) Beautiful fish. I don't know how to put pictures into posts...I'm a little Amish...but my most memorable fish is in my gallery titled "pleasant surprise." It was a very nice wild rainbow also, but not as nice as yours.
     
  3. ibn

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    This chinook I caught swinging in early fall was the biggest salmon I've landed on a fly rod. Part of a very memorable day.


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  4. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    5'4" + Long arm just makes it look big :rolleyes:
     
  5. Panhandle

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    Easymends that is a huge rainbow for the met. How big is that thing? The long arm throws me off. Nice!
     
  6. easymends

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    It was this very fish that got me to the store to buy a tape measure. Never carried one until now. It's now always in the mesh pocket on my G3's.
     
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    Regardless, that's a trophy met fish.
     
  8. bigtj

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    Best fish of '06 was a 38" by 18" buck steelhead, math says about 17 lbs. sounds right to me. Got him back in the h2o real quick so no grip and grin. A great fish on a beautiful crisp, sunny day.

    That met fish looks about 22"-23" maybe 4-5 lbs. good looking wild 'bow, nicely done. Most people's hands are about 4" wide and that fish is a little over 5 hands wide far as I can tell from the picture. Holding the fish out is one way to make the fish look big.
     
  9. JRSly

    JRSly Oncorhynchus clarki clarki

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    I think mine was a 17" SRC. Wasn't the biggest buy far, wasn't even the biggest SRC, but it sure was pretty. Sorry, don't have a picture I didn't even want to take the time because it was that pretty.

    Sly
     
  10. Wayne Jordan

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    I still can't get over the size of that rainbow... that's an amazing fish for that river!
     
  11. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    My 2nd biggest steelhead this year and easily the most chrome-
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    I didnt get the camera to my best trout of the year, a 26 inch native bow caught on the 2nd to last day of the season on an oct. caddis fished in the film. What a fight!
     
  12. g_smolt

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    Nice Estuary king...later than most, chums all over the place, this honey came outta nowhere and hammered me.

    Probably mid-high 30's. No tape, but Big enough that I couldn't longarm it.
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  13. alpinetrout

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    This was my biggest:

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    And this was the one I worked hardest for:

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    Nice fish Andy.
     
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    Bear River Cutt caught in september.

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    No need to long arm this one :)
     
  16. mike doughty

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    sissy fish!
     
  17. mike doughty

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    from the same lake as luckybalbowas but like 8 times bigger
     
  18. k2flyfisher

    k2flyfisher You're only so smart as what you choose to share.

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    good GOD IBN. considering your small stature, thats a toader. same with you Andy...its game on Todd! Brendan, youre just cheating...all my pics are up, but heres the lady's fish of the year.
     
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    Zen, I thought they were all boots over there. That fish is bright.
     
  20. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    Not so cup, this fish was caught 500 miles from the salt!
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