Need a weight estimate

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  1. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

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    Photoshopped guppy. Likely weighs a pound and a half.

    I agree with Evan; wrong web site. That "thing" should be posted on gamefishin.com not here.
     
  2. Big Tuna

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    Finally, a distraction from the great yarnie debate. I don't think using rapalas is fly fishing.
     
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  3. was this rapala grease lined by any chance? if so your on the correct site you just need to re-title in the spey section
     
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    12.34561 Pound Cobrownbow. What size bobber do you use with the Shad Rap?
     
  5. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Fixed it for you. Don't put your plug in us again....

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  6. PT

    PT Physhicist

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    Bunch fuggin' idiots. That's a Mag Wart, NOT a Rapala! Would you consider a Squidro a Spade?

    Nice fish, though. I'd give it 6#.
     
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  7. PT

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    That works well a few inches either side of 30 but not so well after 34" or so.
     
  8. o mykiss

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    If you fish a Mag Wart under a 1" Thingamabobber and 6 split shot, is that flyfishing?
     
  9. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    I don't know what to call it. But I may or may not have done this with a Tadpolly before.
     
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  10. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    I did't have the heart to point out it was a Tadpolly.

    :)
     
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  11. CLO

    CLO It's not the fly, you suck.

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    OP is a no good, rapala slinging corkie tosser. Get off this FLY FISHING website and go back to Sultan, WA and snag some chum with yarnies.
     
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    CLO It's not the fly, you suck.

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    Also, that's a sweet fish! Congrats. I would say 13 pounds... but you are from Ontario so 5.8967 kilos.
     
  13. golfman44

    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    Did you test it for diabetes?
     
  14. typhoon

    typhoon I fish

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    Not a Great Lakes rainbow, but this fish was 30" x 20" and weighed in at 15lbs 4oz.
    Your fish is longer but thinner at the back half. I would say close to 15 lbs.

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  15. Jim B

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    There are a few different equations used to estimate the weight of salmonids, one of them used by Derek above (LxGxG/690). Others are (L and G are measured in inches):

    LxGxG/750
    LxGxG/800
    LxGxGx1.33/1000

    Measuring the fish in the photo, and assuming no camera lens distortion and 3-dimensions, the girth of this fish was probably 18 to 20" (let's say 19"). So using all these equations, the fish's weight could be estimated to be between 14 and 17 lbs.