Amazing video of a 41.7", 35 lb brown trout

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by silvercreek, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. silvercreek Active Member

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    Caught without a reel! The angler uses a cane rod and the line is gathered on a wooden frame.

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  2. Alosa Active Member

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  3. Josh Stroud Active Member

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    Definitely one of the stranger "fishing" videos I have seen in awhile.
  4. Stew McLeod aka BigMac

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    Quebecois n'est-il pas ...
  5. silvercreek Active Member

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    I think the fish was kept, whether to be mounted or eaten, I'm not sure.
  6. Benjy Active Member

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    Give me a break. That was awesome.
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  7. JayH Member

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    Man v Fish. That was freakin cool. I hope he put it back though
  8. tinman207 Active Member

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    I watched for a while and then skipped forward....then said..."wait...where is his rod and why is he swimming with his face under water?"....then went back and ended up watching the while thing.
    Awesome....confusing....weird.....outstanding fish though. If I were there in person, I probably would have been dying laughing when he started literally swimming.
  9. Alosa Active Member

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    Wow.
  10. triploidjunkie Active Member

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    It reminded me of the Blair Witch project when he was running. Amazing fish though. I wonder what country it was caught in. In some European countries it's actually illegal to catch and release.
  11. c1eddy Member

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    That was one helluva fish...and one freakin' amazing effort to land it. Thanks for sharing it, silvercreek.
  12. Patrick Allen Active Member

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    The dude has mad wading skills with his sneakers on. I would have been ass over tea kettle multiple times not to mention in cardiac arrest running after that fish like that.
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  13. silvercreek Active Member

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    Germany and Switzerland prohibit C&R. All fish must be taken. They consider Catch and Release as torturing the fish so they would rather have you kill them.

    "In Switzerland and Germany catch and release fishing is considered inhumane and is now banned"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catch_and_release


  14. tinman207 Active Member

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    He does make stream jogging look a lot easier than it is.
  15. Mike Ediger Active Member

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    To me, him running down stream in sneakers was the most amazing part of the video. Oh and nice fish.


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  16. Peyton00 Active Member

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    BRAVO!

    What a reward for such an effort. He kisses the fish and holds it like the trophy is has become.
  17. Stew McLeod aka BigMac

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    I am thinking it was caught in Quebec

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  18. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    I think from the translation this is a lake run trout from La Dranse river, a tributary to Lake Geneva (Lac Leman)
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  20. quazman Member

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    The amazing thing is his sunglasses stay on his head!