Lightning strikes!

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

  1. doublebluff

    doublebluff Go Beavs

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    Awesome day! Someday I will get one of those!
     
  2. DimeBrite

    DimeBrite MA-9 Beach Stalker

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    Terrific job Bill! You really earned that chinook. I wish I could have been there to witness it. If you are not careful you might hook another one this year.
     
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  3. Matthew Gulbranson

    Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    Thanks for the report for us guys in the office! It certainly sounds like a hell of a ride! Congrats on the beautiful fish. I always love it when the fly outfishes the gear, especially when they ask "you ever catch anything with that?", and then you take home all the bacon. Awesome!
     
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  4. Jeff Dodd

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    Cool!

    I like the fact you were going for the Yahtzee with the jumbo Shock-N-Awe!
     
  5. John Weston

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    Bill, nice job, nice king. what does it weight and what was your leader weight? kudo's, bet the gear heads were crapping with that one.
    Outlaw
     
  6. SciGuy

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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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  7. SciGuy

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    About 4" in length:

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  8. Peter Pancho

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    one word, awesome!
     
  9. Ron McNeal

    Ron McNeal Life's good!

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

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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?
     
  11. Josh Smestad

    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?
     
  12. SciGuy

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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.
     
  13. Randy Lindahl

    Randy Lindahl Paintin' or Fishin'

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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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    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Nicely done!
     
  15. Caveman

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    WOW. Jealouse........