Went trout fishing

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    I went trout fishing this weekend and caught a bunch of really nice fish. The biggest was an 11 lb 9 oz rainbow trout. For those that were discussing using cicadas for bait, I was using a cicada pattern fly when I caught the biggest of the trout. Some of the fish we cleaned had dozens of cicadas in their belly. Hopefully some of the pictures I took will turn out well....if so I will be posting them in the near future.
     
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    Amen-----awesome rainbow!!!!! Hoping to go saltwater for some reds ( or anything else) soon.

    WTG !!
     
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    Wow, awesome rainbow!

    The largest 'bow I've ever landed was 8 pounds, that baby was a monster. I heard the Jaws theme playing when he first hit. I was using a silver vibrax on 4 pound test... that was one helluva battle.
     
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    I just emailed a pic of this fish for Jim to post. It took 40 minutes to net this one. I had 12 lb leader on my fly rod but 3 lb tippet and a 4 weight rod. I didnt get nervous until I saw the fish the first time and then my heart was in my throat. He had my reel stripped down to the backing more than once and I was running up and down the bank trying to gain some of my line back. All and all I was very lucky to land him. To top it all off my trout net wasnt designed for a fish this big and I had a bitch of a time netting him. Maybe the rainbow of a lifetime.
     
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    Here's the pic that remie emailed me. It lost some quality in the resizing, so if anyone wants the original let me know!
     
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    Wow! That's one big Fish!
     
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    That's a beauty!

    Congrats, not many people have the skill it takes to land one using that light of equipment! That must have been a blast on that flyrod.
     
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    HOLY SMOKES! Nice bow! I've only seen em that big in the Truckee river in the no fishing area or in a freakin aquarium!

    Congrats!
     
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    holy crap!! good catch! havent even made it out in the warm to wet the lines yet... hell the only lines ive had are satalite lines! ima have to take a week off and do nothing but catch fish... hell id settle for a carp!
     
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    that fish is awsome!!!
     

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