I think chimaera are gorgeous fish! Saw one tossed up on the bank a couple days ago, got a little bit angry.
It's really cool that you got one on a fly, though, congrats on that! Wasn't sure if that could be done.
Thanks for posting the pic! I caught one on a jig in the early 80's off the west shore of Bainbridge Is. I didn't bring it aboard my yak, though. Just unhooked it and let it go. Never got a really good look at it, but it sure didn't look like something that I'd want to bonk and eat.