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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-22-2013, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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Some trout from the weekend

A buddy of mine & I spent the weekend on a river chasing trout, I had early success but he landed the big fish of the trip.

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I caught 6 nice bows, all on dry flies, as darkness came the rises continued and I saw a small rise down stream, I drifted my fly down and it was taken, a big fish, but I didn't think it was a trout, a strong steady pull, I thought I had hooked into a big carp but got it closer and realized I had a big bomber brown



It measured out at 21 inches, and fat like a football.

Next day was my buddies turn, shortly after we got on the river I hear him yelling "Palomino ~~!!" He was way out in the river and I watched him struggle with the fish and the current until he finally netted the beast, 23 inches of yellow submarine.



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We had rain Saturday afternoon which spoiled the evening hatches but we both managed some more very nice trout, and I somehow got into the chubs while fishing an early day sulfur hatch, you can see some lesions on fish and Joe Ackourey's spent sulfur imitation in the pic


All in all a good weekend, just wished the rain had held off instead of putting a stop to my dry fly action. Sometimes you get over confident and end up getting schooled by mother nature and the river, but that's trout fishing.
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Congrats and great pics! Thanks for sharing!
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That is one nice brown, especially the girth on him. Congrats!
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Great day on dries !! Hit the stream again this weekend .

Enjoy each day afield as if it were your last.....take the time to take it all in !
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Wow those are some awesome fish man. Very very impressive. That brown is like one I dream about. Geez.
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Re: Some trout from the weekend

Thanks for the comments guys, I'm not accustomed to getting into fish that big so it was kind of a big deal for me. We visited the local fly shop the afternoon after the big brown and I got some handshakes from the old locals for releasing it. My buddy kept the palomino, we figured the eagles would get it eventually. All my fish came on dry flies, I had plenty of takes after day one but less fish to the net and more chubs than trout, at least the action continued, some of those chubs were 15-16 inches and fought hard. Caught a long eared sunfish on a dry too.
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