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Old 10-21-2012, 10:15 PM
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After a weekend in Western NC on a photo workshop with my wife, I took a slight detour into the park this afternoon to wet a fly. Couldn't believe I hooked and landed this monster! He took an orange stimulator but not on top. He grabbed after it was pulled under by the current.



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Old 10-22-2012, 07:33 AM
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What a treat--nice fish. Hats off to you.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:42 AM
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That is one heck of a rainbow. The orange stimulator seems to be The hot fly right now. Sat afternoon I only had a couple of hours to fish. The killed the stimulator but I caught none near as big as yours. Again beautiful fish.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:21 PM
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Smile Great Bow! Thanks for posting

Did you get a chance to tape it, or use a reference point that you measured later?

It looks to be around 14" to me which is huge for the park, and definately bigger than any rainbow I've had a chance to land.

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Old 10-22-2012, 01:20 PM
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Did you get a chance to tape it, or use a reference point that you measured later?

It looks to be around 14" to me which is huge for the park, and definately bigger than any rainbow I've had a chance to land.

Congrats
Wish I had, but I estimate 14-16" (and getting bigger every day ) I need to look at a couple of pictures and compare it to my fly rod for reference.
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:52 PM
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That is one gorgeous rainbow. Not everyday you catch a fish like that. Good job and congrats!!!
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Wish I had, but I estimate 14-16" (and getting bigger every day ) I need to look at a couple of pictures and compare it to my fly rod for reference.
So I took this picture and zoomed in on my screen until my fingers were life-size and came up with 14-3/4-15".
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:12 PM
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Beautiful fish. Looks every bit of 15", but I bet it pulled like it was 20". Well done!
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:45 PM
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I am starting to actually fish the stimulator and the trude by letting it swing down after the drift and then retreivig it. The last 4 nice fish (not as big as yours) all hit it this way when I was not looking.
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