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Another beautiful shot.
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Frank releasing a fantastic brownie.
Frank releasing a fantastic brownie.
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24 1/8"  My biggest river resident Brown Trout to date.  11:15 pm.
24 1/8" My biggest river resident Brown Trout to date. 11:15 pm.
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Megan M. with her first ever Brown.
Megan M. with her first ever Brown.
Pryal74January 18th, 2012, 10:28 am
Escanaba, MI

Posts: 168
Here are some photos of Brown Trout caught during the summer of 2011.
-James Pryal
Into The Wild Fly Fishing
WbranchJanuary 18th, 2012, 11:43 am
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2559
Looks like you had a fantastic year! Would you be inclined to tell us where you are or if not publicly could you send me a private message?
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
TroutnutJanuary 18th, 2012, 11:47 am
Administrator
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2553
Some very pretty fish there! Nice pictures.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
FalsiflyJanuary 18th, 2012, 12:16 pm
Hayward, WI.

Posts: 656
Just curious; take a look at pictures 4 & 5 which are most telling. Iíve noticed this hundreds of times. Does anyone else see what I see?
Falsifly
When asked what I just caught that monster on I showed him. He put on his magnifiers and said, "I can't believe they can see that."
Pryal74January 18th, 2012, 1:57 pm
Escanaba, MI

Posts: 168
Thanks guys and yeah ALWAYS in the corner of the mouth. Oh, also I could only post twenty photos. I have so much more.
-James Pryal
Into The Wild Fly Fishing
WbranchJanuary 18th, 2012, 2:20 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2559
Well you've punished us enough on this winter day! Save some for another post.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
FalsiflyJanuary 18th, 2012, 2:58 pm
Hayward, WI.

Posts: 656
ALWAYS in the corner of the mouth.


James, if this is in reference to my question, this is not what Iím referring to. Iím not trying to make a game out of this, but if Iím the only one noticing this maybe there is nothing too it. A clue would be in the fishís sense of feeling.
Falsifly
When asked what I just caught that monster on I showed him. He put on his magnifiers and said, "I can't believe they can see that."
PaulRobertsJanuary 18th, 2012, 3:14 pm
Colorado

Posts: 1776
Falsifly, are you referring to the direction the fish's eyes are pointed?
FalsiflyJanuary 18th, 2012, 3:23 pm
Hayward, WI.

Posts: 656
Falsifly, are you referring to the direction the fish's eyes are pointed?


Yes paul. What, if anything, do you make of it.
Falsifly
When asked what I just caught that monster on I showed him. He put on his magnifiers and said, "I can't believe they can see that."
Pryal74January 18th, 2012, 3:27 pm
Escanaba, MI

Posts: 168
That's an interesting observation. I wonder if anyone would have any insight on why that is? Gravity? Or something in relation to it, like pressure from the water or a lack of?
-James Pryal
Into The Wild Fly Fishing
FalsiflyJanuary 18th, 2012, 3:32 pm
Hayward, WI.

Posts: 656
Notice also that there appears to be tension on the tippet.
Falsifly
When asked what I just caught that monster on I showed him. He put on his magnifiers and said, "I can't believe they can see that."
PaulRobertsJanuary 18th, 2012, 3:40 pm
Colorado

Posts: 1776
Lotsa weird ideas out there. My favorite was a bass fishing "personality" (perfect description) who claimed you could tell whether "the bass were feeding up or down" by their expression. Egads!

Anyway, I do not know what is happening exactly, but it has nothing to do with the hook. I'm not certain, but believe fish I've handled that were not hooked, from say nets, also could show that. (EDIT: OK, I Googled trap netted fish and found a pic of a large bluegill just removed from a trap-net and it too had the downward wrenched eye.)

It's physiological, having something to do with being out of the water, but it's not pain related.

I always thought it had to do with being in some kind of shock, for lack of better. James' thought about a reaction to gravity, as fish ARE generally weightless suspended in water, is interesting. Or possibly it has something to do with trying to focus out of water, as fish lens shape is evolved to focus underwater.
Pryal74January 18th, 2012, 3:45 pm
Escanaba, MI

Posts: 168
My father has a degree as an Ichthyologist... but then I would have to call him and ask haha! We could start a pool and make bets? I'm going to stay with my original guess having to do with gravity or pressure, but the focus theory is also a great thought.
-James Pryal
Into The Wild Fly Fishing
EntomanJanuary 18th, 2012, 3:57 pm
Northern CA & ID

Posts: 2604
Maybe they're just trying to see the traitorous fraud in their face that's causing them such grief... As if to say, "What the hell is going on here?":)
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman
Pryal74January 18th, 2012, 3:58 pm
Escanaba, MI

Posts: 168
I changed my mind, I like Entoman's theory the best.
-James Pryal
Into The Wild Fly Fishing
FalsiflyJanuary 19th, 2012, 11:54 am
Hayward, WI.

Posts: 656
Whatever it is or is not, those are some great pictures James.
Falsifly
When asked what I just caught that monster on I showed him. He put on his magnifiers and said, "I can't believe they can see that."
JesseJanuary 20th, 2012, 11:11 am
Posts: 378
Nice shots brother i love seeing pictures and beautiful fish!
Most of us fish our whole lives..not knowing its not the fish that we are after.
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