You have to be smarter than what your working with
Nice fish big guy. If you every get the chance...fish Hot Creek out side Mammouth/Convict Lake, No. Cal. area. Troutkind moved to within 2 hours and is killing the place. If you check my photos and his with the one hand grab, you'll see a nice 24" brown I nailed a couple of years ago and his 26" bow of the same period. It is fly only C&R. I was there with him a couple of weeks ago, but the big dogs were either at the ranch or taking a dip in the hot springs down creek. I kept my brown aura alive with a nice 18 incher (A good fish on a 3wt.)on an elkhair. The beast kept rising and I kept working the seam until....it became personal if you know what I mean...well you'll see as soon as Troutkind gets me the pic.