One lost fish. Which one single experience of losing a fish haunts you the most? Even decades later for you "repeat spawners"? Does everyone have one fish story of a lost monster that still is fresh in memory? Mine has to be a big Coastal Cutthroat Trout lost two trips in a row on the same small hole decades go on a upper Coastal River trout trib. First hook up was innocent enough with a large black wollybugger-my fly to match any hatch: ) Instant weight and a feeling of trouble! I never saw the fish-it created a huge boil next to the cedar stump it called "home". AND, I know for sure there is a very small run of summer run steelhead there but I feel it was a huge Cutthroat well over 20 inches in summer. Hooked him on two consecutive trips. I envision he was a big yellow-bellied "native" trout that was gnarly looking! The feeling of the fish throw it's head side to side like a 3 foot long arm still haunts me!