Haha.... I finally found a photo of me with a fish! From 20 years ago!

I caught this brown trout on a small stonefly nymph near the tailout of the Cairns’ Pool on the Beaverkill River just outside Roscoe, NY nearly 40 years ago. It was the middle of June on a warm sunny morning, after most of the spring hatches had ended on those Catskill area rivers. Take note of my stylish attire, including that Lefty Kreh-style hat, and those clip on sunglasses.

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That's a huge fish for the beaverkill (or anywhere). Very nice.
 
That's a huge fish for the beaverkill (or anywhere). Very nice.
I didn’t measure this fish before I released it, but looking at the picture, and measuring the length of my hands and forearm, I believe it is somewhere between 26” to 28” long.

A couple other guys were fishing the upper part of the pool at the time I hooked that brown, and came down to watch me fight and land it. One of those guys had a camera and was nice enough to take that picture which he later mailed to me.
 

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