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Trevorh1989May 12th, 2010, 5:45 am
Mount airy ,Nc

Posts: 2
Hey guys first post big fan of the site but how big do you think this fish is i dont think i really did it justice in the pictures .
MartinlfMay 12th, 2010, 8:12 am
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2975
Nice fish. It's hard to tell from a photo. You might measure some reference points on your rod, such as hook keeper, first stripping guide, etc. then you'd be able to estimate. Whatever the exact size, it's a big brown, and an accomplishment in any flyfisher's book.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
OldredbarnMay 12th, 2010, 11:59 am
Novi, MI

Posts: 2599

That is a nice fish, but where did you catch it? It's an unusual strain compared to Michigan Browns. Our fish are sprinkled with some red dots on them and seem darker. Some of the first stocking of Browns in the States were here in Michigan with the so-called German Brown trout.


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WbranchMay 12th, 2010, 1:33 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2611
I'd say 19" maybe a tad more but doubt if it is 20" - it is a good fish in good condition.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
LastchanceMay 12th, 2010, 2:43 pm
Portage, PA

Posts: 437
Great fish!
Trevorh1989May 13th, 2010, 5:08 am
Mount airy ,Nc

Posts: 2
Oh i caught in a smaller River in North Carolina the Mitchell. thanks
TNEALMay 13th, 2010, 6:30 am

Posts: 277
Looks like a Loch Leven strain to me..

Browns were first planted in the U.S. on April 11, 1884 in the Baldwin River, a tributary to the Pere Marquette..

Your fish appears to be in the 20" range..
JesseMay 20th, 2010, 8:00 pm
Posts: 378
well trev whats the answer?
Most of us fish our whole lives..not knowing its not the fish that we are after.
KeystonerDecember 25th, 2010, 6:29 pm
Eugene, OR - formerly Eastern PA

Posts: 145
14" to 16" is what I'd say. What is the answer??
"Out into the cool of the evening, strolls the Pretender. He knows that all his hopes and dreams, begin and end there." -JB

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