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    Quote Originally Posted by snaildarter View Post
    I apologize if this has already been posted here and I somehow missed it.
    Actually, I think this fish has been posted before!

    Charlie B

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    First off...nvr, that's hilarious!

    Second off...I would seriously be scared that that fish would try to eat my foot....Well, not really, but if I saw it swim past my, I'd probably not be able to cast for a few minutes at least!!!

    Congrats on the fish!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milligan Trout Phenom View Post
    can i ask if you caught it on the egg pattern?
    I did not catch the fish (although gosh, I sure wish I did!). A guy named Travis France did. I don't know him personally.

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    charlie, that's one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time. the brown has gotta be a state record.
    Trevor

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    Current record is 28.75 lbs from the Clinch River. Had this fish been officially weighed it possibly could have been a new record. If TN had a separate record for fly caught fish, I would put money on it beating that record.

    However, it says a lot about somebody who chooses to release a fish of that size. I consider myself a C&R fisherman, but I have never had to make a decision regarding a fish of that size.

    Didn't I read something recently about how some states are looking at considering using the formula calculated weights in determining record status? Maybe in a recent issue of FlyFisherman Magazine.....

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    NVR... That is too funny bro...

    I must say that it is not always the accomplishments of men that gain my greatest respect; by releasing the fish; I have the utmost respect for Travis!

    Second point, always take a camera. You can get a fake fish mount cheaper than a real one and it will look closer to the real deal.

    Good Job Travis!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChemEAngler View Post
    Current record is 28.75 lbs from the Clinch River. Had this fish been officially weighed it possibly could have been a new record. If TN had a separate record for fly caught fish, I would put money on it beating that record.

    However, it says a lot about somebody who chooses to release a fish of that size. I consider myself a C&R fisherman, but I have never had to make a decision regarding a fish of that size.

    Didn't I read something recently about how some states are looking at considering using the formula calculated weights in determining record status? Maybe in a recent issue of FlyFisherman Magazine.....
    Fly fisherman mag ran a article about a new method coming out and the possibilities of it being used for claiming records. Had some cool graphs and stats along with it. I forget what the new formula was but im sure i have the magazine around somewhere.
    "I've got to stop wishin, I've got to go fishin"

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    Default LOL Charlie B

    Charlie -

    You made me laugh loud!

    sb
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    The article is the May 2008 issue of Fly Fisherman Magazine, page 12. The author, Tom Keelin, measured 102 fish (mainly steelhead), and came up with the formula: weight=length x girth(squared)/690.

    There is another snippet in the September 2008 issue of a giant brown that is estimated at 41.66 lbs using the above formula. In that same article it states that the IGFA all-tackle record brown trout is 40lb 4oz.

    Comparing the fish in this post to the photo in the the September 2008 article, I'd venture a guess that this fish weighs closer to 40lbs, rather than the 25-30 mentioned earlier.

    Either way, that's an awesome fish and maybe I'll be that lucky why I hit the Caney in a couple hours!
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