Article That fish must be very durable...

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Lex Story, May 10, 2013.

  1. Lex Story

    Lex Story Angler, Gastronomist, Artist, Jarhead, Geek

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    GAT Dumbfounded

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    There is something seriously wrong with that obese trout. It appears it needs to cut back on the McStoneflies.
     
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    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    I'm glad he released it. In my opinion a fish like that deserves to live on. Although the hand up the gill is a no go in my book.
     
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    rory Go Outside

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    No way that thing survived with his hand in the gills.
     
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    Brutal handling, but I'm most interested in how a rainbow of that size got in the Clearwater. I know Dworshak has some big fish, although it would have to make it through the spillway/turbines somehow. Interesting....
     
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    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    You'd be surprised how many people in this sport don't understand fish handling. With my job, I'd say almost half of the photos I get of released fish have guys holding them up by the gills. It's what happens when there is zero education requirement to purchase a fishing license.