I'm pretty sure that Dan would school ya if you two fished together...and he complimented your fish and you still got defensive, I mean wasn't there a pic in your gallery a while back with your SUV backed all the way into the Yak??? Don't be so pissy
The fish is clearly very chubby. You can't really tell by the pick if the grip is tight or if the fat of the fish just sticks out. Like those fat chicks in hip huggers - you're gonna end up with some roll hanging out...
what a bunch of arm chair pissants . After the last bunch of you crucified Jason for a fish picture, don't you think he would take all of your abuse to heart? I took that picture and Jason babied that fish. We even debated taking it out of the water or not, but we had to extract the fly, he was so fiesty. If you guys are so concerned about fish handling, I have a national magazine sitting right here where fully 50% of the fish are gripped around the middle - including in the TU article. Maybe you could expend your energy on a letter writing campaign instead of attacking one of your own?
itchy dog, desmond ... that credit goes to Windtickler... he took the pic.
honestly, i am not putting any pressure on the fish. The net exagerates the grip and i also have very large hands, (i can palm a basketball)
the net makes it easier to grip it without pressure and is protective of the fishs slime coat.