Fat Dolly Varden

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  1. Roger Stephens

    Roger Stephens Active Member

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    A couple of days ago I fished a west Olympic Peninsula river and caught a beautiful, fat dolly varden. It probably weighted 5 to 6 lbs. and was a "load" on an 8 wt. rod once it got out into some pretty strong current. It was hooked on a 3 inch bait fish pattern as seen in the side of the fish's mouth as I was swinging the pattern.

    Roger
     

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    Nice brute.
     
  3. Steve Knapp

    Steve Knapp Beach Bum

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    Nice fish Roger!

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    Whoa! BIG fish!
     
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    Very nice indeedy!
     
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    Mingo the Menehune stole my beer

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    jumbo215 Jasper hickman

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    Very nice!
     
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    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

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    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Indeed a big toad!
     
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    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    Congrats! It's a beauty!
     
  11. Patrick Gould

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    Roger, how did you talk that fish into posing so nicely beside your rod?

    BTW: That look like it might be a 30 incher. Nice.
     
  12. Roger Stephens

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    I sweet talked to the fish like I try to do with my wife. However, the "dolly" was more respective than my wife;).

    I think that you are right. I didn't tape the fish but thought that it was probably pushing 30 inches.

    Roger
     
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    A baby Orca!!! What were you using, a baby Seal imitation?

    Seriously though – Amazing fish
     
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  15. Stew McLeod

    Stew McLeod aka BigMac

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    Gorgeous fish! I like the picture angle too, really shows the girth.
     
  16. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    that fish has been eating well this winter...
     
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    wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    Olympic Peninsula Rivers Heating Up With Solid Dolly Action...
     
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    fabulous. thanks for sharing that!
     
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    Nice!!! I don't get to see many of those.
     

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