Big fly big fish.....

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Bob Rankin, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. Bob Rankin

    Bob Rankin Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)

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    I don't know if it's true or BS but here is my big fly big fish for the day! And yes I gave it a bonk it's going in the smoker! image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
     
  2. Bob Rankin

    Bob Rankin Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)

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    Oops! My pic isn't posting. Help!!
     
  3. Matt Baerwalde

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    I can see it. That is a big fish indeed. Nice work. Can we see the big fly it ate?
     
  4. Bob Rankin

    Bob Rankin Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)

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    It's a tube fly about 3" long with lots of marabou. image.jpg
     
  5. Peyton00

    Peyton00 Active Member

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    Fresh trout, good eating!
     
  6. Vladimir Steblina

    Vladimir Steblina Retired Forester...now fishing instead of working

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    Nice fish...did you get a weight??

    OK...here is my big fly, big fish story.

    Years ago, in Idaho, I am fishing two rods out of my canoe. One rod has a size 16 nymph, the other rod has a size 2 leech.

    Both rods get a strike at the same time. Like a any quick thinking individual I pick up the rod with the leech and set the hook into a 10 inch fish.

    The fish hooked to the size 16 nymph comes out of the water and throws the hook.

    He looked to be about eight pounds.
     
  7. Bob Rankin

    Bob Rankin Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)

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    I'm thinking 10-11lbs. I didn't weigh it but that would be a close guess I think?
     
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  8. Lue Taylor

    Lue Taylor Lue Taylor/dbfly

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    Nice fish all the fish I catch gets bigger as they get closer too
     
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  9. Bob Rankin

    Bob Rankin Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)

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    In that case it must have been 20 or 30lbs:)
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I see your fish look dead. What does a Brown trout taste like.
     
  11. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Mondo fly. Mondo fish!!
     
  12. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

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    You looking at the right fish, OMJ? That's not a brown.
     
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  13. Bob Rankin

    Bob Rankin Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)

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    Right?!
     
  14. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I just glanced at it and saw the yellow and I assumed it to be. I guess I made an ass out of myself. Well it's not the first time for it.
     
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    It takes more than that to make an ass out of yourself. But to answer your question, brown trout taste better than bows.
     
  16. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    The only trout I eat these days are winter or spring caught Rufus woods triploids, and they are good
     
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  17. Vladimir Steblina

    Vladimir Steblina Retired Forester...now fishing instead of working

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    Eight pounds on the first telling. AND it was a stillwater lake in Idaho....so they grow slower there. I suspect it will take at least five more years of story telling to get to 10 pounds.
     
  18. Lue Taylor

    Lue Taylor Lue Taylor/dbfly

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    That is a nice fish does no matter what weight and size. I have a hellva time packing in my scale & 36 ft tape measurer just in case I get that whale of a fish
     
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  19. Bob Rankin

    Bob Rankin Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)

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    Today is the day to smoke that thing! I put it on the scale and it was 8 and a 1/2 lbs 28"clean'd out with head still on. So I would say close to 10lbs.
     
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    Tastes like Chicken!! :D
     
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