Saturday, May 23, 2009

Fryingpan River Rainbow... Basalt, CO

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This reproduction mount was caught and released. Measured 24" long and 21" girth. Caught with a 9'0" 3wt 4pc Elkhorn fly rod and T1 fly reel on a size 18 Mysis Shrimp pattern with 7x tippet and about 45 minutes to land. The spots on the mouth, leading edge of fins and thru the rainbow strip are critical in a repro as they identify the fish. Best weight guesstimate on this football trout... about 8#.

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