A little winter fly fishingContributors to this thread:
ground hunter 18-Jan-18
Sage Buffalo 18-Jan-18
Was able to sneak out to a relatively local tail water yesterday, and managed to hook and land the biggest rainbow of my life. She ate a #14 red copper John, and was fought and landed on a 5 weight rod and 5X fluorocarbon tippet. Didn’t weigh or measure her at the moment of truth, but estimate she was around 28” and 9 pounds. Still in awe! Poudre Canyon
I think I know where you were. Thanks for not posting pics with the backdrop! Spot burn is all too common these days with social media.
Nice fish too!
Very nice on a 5 weight. Great color! Congrats.
Great fish! Congratulations!
Beautiful fish! Congrats!
Nice! I would have given it another year or two.
So how big of a hole do you have to cut in the ice in order to flyfish in the winter? :)
holy crap what a football. Dream rainbow. Congrats! was it caught on your namesake?
Great fish, and ditto thanks for not posting the location.
From: ground hunter
You can fish the entire Driftless Area of Wisconsin, and have a ton of streams to yourself,,,, however its tough on trout during cold weather, so if your going to release, do so quickly,,,,,, if your going to grill it, enjoy a fine wine with it
He's a nice chubby trout!
Thats a hell of a fish on a 5wt rod. Congrats
From: Sage Buffalo
I'll take that on a flyrod over a 150" WT any day. That's a great fish. I've landed one like that ONCE and missed a few others. Not easy to do!
Problem with weight is different type of rainbows have different girths. I think you are right on weight - what a pig!!!!