Nick's First Brown

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Irafly, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Irafly Active Member

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    For you Nick, taken New Year's Day around 9:30 AM ish.

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  2. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Caught my first and second brown near that very spot.
  3. jonbackman Member

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    Nice fish...gotta ask, do I count 4 rods on that 'toon, or are some of the reels not attached to a rod?
  4. Nick Clayton Active Member

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    4 rods, you got it. I hate changing lines. Much prefer carrying rods rigged with the lines I expect to fish. 4 in
    the tion can be pretty hectic. Its a fine art for sure.
  5. Irafly Active Member

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    Thus the reason he bought a pram and now carries 5 rods rigged and ready.

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  6. speyflyfisher Member

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    I can't tell for sure from that pic but it looks like a tiger to me.
    Great fish either way
  7. Blake Harmon Active Member

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    Def a nice fish Nick. Looks like a tiger to me as well. Either way, its got some brown in it so well done!
  8. Islander Steve

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    Nice fish Nick.
    Wasn't that from Pass? I don't think there are any tigers in Pass.
  9. Nick Clayton Active Member

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    Yep, it was indeed Pass. I don't know that I would know a Tiger in my hand if I landed one. I don't believe I've ever heard of Tigers in Pass either.
  10. Blake Harmon Active Member

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  11. jonbackman Member

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    Funny, tiger was the first thing I thought when I looked at this pic, too.
  12. Andrew Lawrence Active Member

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    Definitely a tiger.
  13. Gregg Lundgren Now fishing on weekdays too!

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    It does seem like the spots on Nick's fish are merged into that tiger-like pattern. Here are a couple of browns I caught at Pass last year. Both a younger and a more mature fish. The spots seem much more defined.

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  14. Irafly Active Member

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    Hmmm? Looks like a brown to me and I've caught both tigers and browns, but no tigers out of pass. I know there are the occassional atlantics that pop up out of there that are also brownish but I'm fairly certain that his fish is a brown.

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  15. fisherjon Member

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    im pretty sure thats a brown the spots dont always have to be fine and perfect i have seen browns with wierd shaped spots even though i have seen reports of people catching tigers out of pass but not many so with that fish it could be either but i remember hearing somewhere that some were accidently put tigers in there when they stocked some 6 inch browns a few years back but thats just talk and talk is unreliable
  16. speyflyfisher Member

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    Ira, Do a google image search on tiger trout and you will see that there is quite a bit of variation in spotting and color.
    The spotting pattern especially towards the tail says tiger all the way. I must admit that most of the tigers I caught
    early on were much more silver where as the mature fish seem to take on the golden background color much like a brown.
  17. Irafly Active Member

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    Yeah, I'm sticking with brown, maybe I'm wrong but all the tigers I've caught in Wa have been brighter and the "spots" blend together more almost like stripes (thus the name). Nicks fish is bent sideways which in this picture almost makes the spots seem more elongated. The spots are destinct. If this was a tiger Nick, well even more of a rare find there.

    Ira..
  18. Brady Burmeister Active Member

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    OH
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  19. Nick Clayton Active Member

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    Eh I'm not going to lose sleep over it. Brown, tiger, Atlantic salmon..... it was a hell of a nice fish and I was
    quite thrilled to find it on the end of my line.
  20. Steve Kokita FISHON206

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    Gotta go with the brown, caught both speices, this one doesn't have the brookie's worm like marks on the top of the back. Nice fish though!!