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General RegionThe Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Specific LocationA river somewhere...
Time of DayLate Afternoon
Fish Caught20-21 inch Brown Trout
Conditions & HatchesTricos, Some Caddis, few Stoneflies.

Details and Discussion

Pryal74July 16th, 2012, 3:02 pm
Escanaba, MI

Posts: 168
My daughter landing a possible tie for the biggest Brown Trout on the big river this year so far.

-James Pryal
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Shawnny3July 16th, 2012, 3:54 pm
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
Awesome! The only thing bigger than the fish is her smile - good stuff.

Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
MartinlfJuly 16th, 2012, 5:59 pm
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3075
Great coaching, James. She'll always remember your faith in her ability.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
DitchJuly 16th, 2012, 11:23 pm
Fuquay-Varina NC

Posts: 36
I can't show this to my girls they will want the Pink waders.

Looks like a great time with the Little Woman. How old is she my girls are 6 and 9 and don't have the patientce to stick with it.

There are no bad fishing days.
Pryal74July 16th, 2012, 11:48 pm
Escanaba, MI

Posts: 168
@ Shawn - Thanks much.

@ Fred - I feel like I ride her too much sometimes, but I guess it does pay off.

@ Philip - She does love the waders, although they are just a bit big on her. These waders were actually, relatively cheap. She is 8 and has been fly fishing with me for 2 years. I can only take her to places I feel totally comfortable with. I worry about her safety in so many situations. (I'm sure you can relate)
-James Pryal
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PaulRobertsJuly 18th, 2012, 10:49 am

Posts: 1776
Good for you two. Sharing something between you is what really counts.

Hey, she could use a fighting butt on that rod -not hard to make. And... most rod grips are too big around for kids, and many women. If you can dedicate a rod to her, sand down the grip. That, and a fighting butt, will make such a workout much more bearable. We take our tackle for granted, not only bc we're older and stronger, but also bc our gear simply fits us. As a comparison, there's a reason why an upper fighting grip is added to big game saltwater rods. Not a bad idea either, if she's going to be catching more big salmonids.

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