Fat Dolly Varden

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Roger Stephens, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. 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.


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  2. Nice brute.
  3. Nice fish Roger!

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  4. Whoa! BIG fish!
  5. Very nice indeedy!
  6. Tank!
  7. Very nice!
  8. Daaam!!!!
  9. Indeed a big toad!
  10. Congrats! It's a beauty!
  11. 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. 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.

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

    Seriously though – Amazing fish
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  14. Gorgeous fish! I like the picture angle too, really shows the girth.
  15. that fish has been eating well this winter...
  16. Olympic Peninsula Rivers Heating Up With Solid Dolly Action...
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  17. fabulous. thanks for sharing that!
  18. Nice!!! I don't get to see many of those.

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