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MN Mountain Man  
#1 Posted : Saturday, August 27, 2016 4:05:05 PM(UTC)
MN Mountain Man
Rank: May Fly

Joined: 12/15/2014(UTC)
Posts: 265
Location: MN Driftless

Has anybody ever come back to catch that one that got away?

Late last summer I hooked into the same low to mid 20's trout twice. Two different flies, three weeks apart. He was in the same pool. Both times I was using a three weight and expecting to catch smaller trout. A couple months ago I decided to switch to a 6 weight. Found a good deal on ebay on a blank, bought up some components, and built it up! A few weeks ago I hooked into a really nice trout. I left my net in the car (grew complacent) and as I pulled him to hand he gave a quick thrash and was gone...

Today I headed to the same spot with that fish on my mind. The stream was running full with a great stain. Skies were cloudy and intermittent sprinkles fell. After landing a few smaller fish on the pink squirrel of prey I hooked into something a little more sizable. After a decent fight he succumbed to the net. I'm pretty sure it was the one that got away!

After snapping a few pics I added an orange scud dropper and landed another 20+" brownie! Eddie knows the feeling, I was so happyBigGrin

To read the full report and for more pics CLICK HERE
#2 Posted : Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:31:13 PM(UTC)
Rank: Midge

Joined: 8/23/2016(UTC)
Posts: 4
Location: MN

Great story and cool blog.
#3 Posted : Sunday, August 28, 2016 3:24:25 PM(UTC)
Rank: Midge

Joined: 8/12/2016(UTC)
Posts: 8
Location: Chicago

That's a beauty of a brown! Glad you finally got him
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