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Flat Fly n
01-30-2009, 12:19 AM
This is a replica mount of a brown I caught on the N. Fork of the White River, Oct. 1992, below McClellan's Dock. It was caught, fully revived, and released. I caught it on a #14 Red *** tied by my guide John Gulley who was out of PJ's Lodge then. PJ's has since closed and I think is under new management. I used a 3wt. Loomis IMX 9ft on 5x tippet. What a ride!

The real fish was taped at 24 1/2" long, and 16" in girth, and photographed. A friend of mine did this mount this past week. I have been sitting on the pictures all these years. It was his second brown trout. He has done a incredible brookie, and many smallmouth and largemouth that are outstanding. I am very pleased. Gary couldn't get the real girth because it would have thrown off the fins. He did however basically rebuild the lower jaw from the mounts you buy from a supplier. Great job, Gary! I will get you to throw those bass rods away someday!

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flyred06
01-30-2009, 09:41 AM
Nice fish. Looks like the taxidermist really captured the looks of this fish. I can say I would love to have that replica on my wall. Once again, congradulations.

Wade Blevins
01-30-2009, 04:11 PM
Great fish and mount. I miss McClellan's. Guess I am going to have to spend the time to hike up from handicap or float. Have so many fond memories there. Thanks for sharing with us. Excellent catch on a 3wt and 5x tippet!

Rockyraccoon
02-05-2009, 01:23 PM
That's a wonderful looking replica mount.

Great Job to the artist. Also, great job on lading that guy on a 3wt.