Lightning strikes!

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by SciGuy, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. SciGuy Active Member

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    32" x 20" is 16.5 lbs according to the online weight estimator that I used. The leader was 6' of 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen.

    Tim, in that case I will be very uncareful for the next few weeks!
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  2. SciGuy Active Member

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    About 4" in length:

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  3. Peter Pancho Active Member

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    one word, awesome!
  4. Ron McNeal Turtles or universes? I can't decide....

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    Sheesh. That - is - one - really - nice - big - fat - hunk of salmon. Good for you!!!
  5. Rob Ast Active Member

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    Awesome fish Bill. Makes me glad I'm following the guru's advice about 15lb leaders. Was that on a 6wt or 7wt?
  6. Josh Smestad aka Mtnwkr

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    I've been fishing 12lb, maybe I need to step it up! Great looking fish there Bill. Don't you fish an 8wt?
  7. SciGuy Active Member

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    Josh, I usually fish an 8 weight starting in mid-July but I dropped some coin this Spring and picked up a 9'6" 7 weight Sage One...it is a super sweet rod and even with the Nook I felt it had the power to maintain good pressure on the fish. I'm glad I made the invesment.
  8. Randy Lindahl Member

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    Wow congrats Bil!!!l...it was a very slow morning and day out there and you were the talk of the town. "Some Fly Guy..." Good job!
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  9. freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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  10. Caveman Member

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    WOW. Jealouse........
  11. John Weston Member

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    great job, thanks for the info.
    Outlaw
  12. porterHause Just call me Jon

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    Oh hell yeah! Nice job!
  13. Jim Speaker Active Member

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    NICE!!! Can't think of other words... just... NICE!!! :D
  14. Stonefish Triploid and Humpy Hater

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    Bill,
    I'm glad you got your King when you did. Looks like chinook retention will be closing in MA 9 starting Monday.
    That makes it only a 19 day chinook season this year in MA 9.
    SF
  15. Bagman Active Member

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    That sucks. Stonefish hiw did you find this out?
  16. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    That is really great stuff!!! Nice! Very nice!
  17. Stonefish Triploid and Humpy Hater

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  18. Bagman Active Member

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    Thanks Stonefish. I guess I should have known that.