Big fly big fish.....

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

  1. 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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  2. 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.
     
  3. 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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  4. 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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  6. steeli

    steeli Active Member

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    Dang nice fish Rob. Looking at the kind of scrappy fins, maybe one of the 'trophy' plants the State stocks?
    I've used these types of online weight calculators and they're usually pretty close.
    http://www.huntfishsport.com/web.aspx?cmd=troutWeight
    A definite hog!
     
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  7. NW_flyfisher

    NW_flyfisher if it's not this, then what?

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    the "big fly, big fish" idea works some of the time while out fishing, my fly box can have 6 of the same smaller flies and nymphs, but not more than 2 if even that of the same type of streamer