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EddieRivard  
#11 Posted : Wednesday, June 7, 2017 10:12:25 AM(UTC)
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Welcome to the club!! I renewed my membership to the 20 inch club last night with this fine specimen.

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WI-fly  
#12 Posted : Wednesday, June 7, 2017 10:42:15 AM(UTC)
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Night bite Eddie? I was looking at the moon last night and had the itch to go chuck some mouse patterns.
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EddieRivard  
#13 Posted : Wednesday, June 7, 2017 10:50:21 AM(UTC)
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WI-fly wrote:
Night bite Eddie? I was looking at the moon last night and had the itch to go chuck some mouse patterns.


Yeah I caught it at 9:30 PM just as it was getting really dark out. This was caught on a simple olive bunny strip streamer with a conehead tied on a size 2 Daiichi 2461 hook. It doesn't get much simpler than that. I have also found that this pattern tied in Brown to be very effective on trophy trout. Trophy trout flies should be 3 inches long or about the same length as three quarters if you cannot afford a good ruler.

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EddieRivard  
#14 Posted : Wednesday, June 7, 2017 11:59:18 AM(UTC)
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So I was fishing the Kinni on Sunday evening and I caught this big brown trout. So here's the dificult part. I didn't have a tape measure to see how long it was but I did get a few pictures that helped.
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Sorry to hijack your thread. I was wondering what fly you got yours to bite on? How were you fishing it? You should come to Troutstock 2017 and tell us about it in person. :)
stan b  
#15 Posted : Wednesday, June 7, 2017 1:03:12 PM(UTC)
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I can't afford a "Good ruler," but I'm guessing that fish is only 19 quarters and a nickel long!Woot


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"So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold
Mark Dahlquist  
#16 Posted : Wednesday, June 7, 2017 1:12:15 PM(UTC)
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Nice fish! I also got one recently measuring 20.5." Turns out this is fish #100 that is 20"+ or longer since I started tracking and catching big trout back in 2008.

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WI_Fisher  
#17 Posted : Wednesday, June 7, 2017 5:35:32 PM(UTC)
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Sorry to hijack your thread. I was wondering what fly you got yours to bite on? How were you fishing it? You should come to Troutstock 2017 and tell us about it in person. :)


I was using a size 14 zug bug dead drifting and the fish took it on the second cast. I think I need to learn to use streamers next and try some different streams this year. The Kinni is literally only a mile from where I live so that's usually my go-to stream.

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s.t.fanatic  
#18 Posted : Thursday, June 8, 2017 7:11:27 AM(UTC)
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That fish is a 20" with out a doubt. Skinny as hell but 20" nonetheless. Congrats, the first one is by far the hardest to catch. They should start coming on more of a regular basis from here on out. Of course it will depend a bit on the water you fish.
Skimmer  
#19 Posted : Thursday, June 8, 2017 5:56:28 PM(UTC)
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Guillermo  
#20 Posted : Thursday, June 8, 2017 6:31:13 PM(UTC)
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Surely a 20. Skinny fish are easy to underestimate. I've had a brown I thought was maybe 18 and turned out to be just shy of 21.
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