Fly Fishing for Trout Home
User Password
or register.
Scientific name search:

> > I lost a MONSTER trout!

Report at a Glance

General RegionNorthern New Mexico
Specific LocationSan Juan River
Time of Day11am-2pm
Fish CaughtRainbow Trout
Conditions & HatchesSmall midges, hatched around 11-12, and then just nymphing after.

Details and Discussion

McflyanglerDecember 23rd, 2016, 8:19 am
New Mexico, United States

Posts: 35
I actually made a video on my trip, check it out. I hooked up with 4 decent fish, and countless small ones.
Mc Fly Angler
WbranchDecember 23rd, 2016, 2:42 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2733
6X is very strong today and I've seen some that are 3.5# - 3.7# break strength. If you are breaking tippets you need more time on the river as many guys can easily subdue 20" and bigger trout on 6X. If the hook is coming out maybe you should consider using a hook with a larger gape that might stay in the mouth of the fish. You can even use a slightly larger hook like a #20 just still tie the pattern if the hook was a #24. Many hook manufacturers produce extra strong and extra short hooks in #20 - #22.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
FalsiflyDecember 26th, 2016, 6:27 am
Hayward, WI.

Posts: 661
One of the reasons I prefer a palming reel. I set the drag just tight enough to prevent the the spool from free spooling when I strip line. When the fish is on I get the line on the reel as quickly as possible then the palm provides almost instantaneous and highly variable drag when coupled with rod action.
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."

Quick Reply

You have to be logged in to post on the forum. It's this easy:
Username:          Email:

Password:    Confirm Password:

I am at least 13 years old and agree to the rules.

Related Discussions

TitleRepliesLast Reply
Re: Tenkara
In General Discussion by Wbranch
2Apr 3, 2018
by Wbranch
Re: brand new to fly fishing. reel question
In General Discussion by Lalaleeza
2Oct 20, 2015
by Wbranch
Re: What kind of replacement fly reel should I get
In Gear Talk by Cptenn94
1Sep 7, 2015
by PaulRoberts
Re: Need some advice
In Beginner Help by Nodakflyer
6Feb 12, 2019
by Jawyellowba
Michael Hackney’s fly reel making class
In General Discussion by Flymom
Re: Spawning Trout
In General Discussion by Wiconisco37
6Nov 13, 2008
by Mcjames
Re: Have a favorite site for used gear?
In Gear Talk by Flybinder
8Nov 9, 2007
by Flybinder
Re: Be glad this isn't YOUR hydrograph...
In General Discussion by Troutnut
4Jun 16, 2011
by Troutnut
Re: Can I put an 8wt reel on a 5wt rod?
In Gear Talk by Ogilvy
4Dec 3, 2018
by Serengeti
Re: Cheap Reels High Performance???
In Gear Talk by Obtuseangle
24Apr 20, 2008
by Taxon