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Biggest Fish On A Fly Rod
What is the biggest fish you have ever caught on a fly rod? and if you remember how long did it take for you to land the fish?

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Jason McMillin
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Re: [JasonMcMillin] Biggest Fish On A Fly Rod In reply to
That one is easy although I have landed several Carp in the 30+" range.
2007, Henry's Lake, Fall, 6 wt. rod with intermediate line, and 6 lb P-Line fluorocarbon tippet. A #12 Hot Chocolate for the fly.
About 15 to 20 minutes to land.
35" aproximately 20 lb Hybrid.



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My biggest fish was a sucker. I caught it on Clear Creek between Idaho Springs and Golden. When I put it on the scales it weighted 180 lbs. Caught it on a size 20 red miracle midge. Fowl Hooked him real good. Amazingly I caught him as I released a 12 inch rainbow from a size 12 Crackleback.

It took me 3 days to get the nerve to take that hook out of the back of my hand. It was so small I kept forgetting about it until I put may hand in my pocket. Then I would instantly remember that it was there. I also instantly got reminded I need to debarb ALL my hooks.

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I guess that I must be a throw back from the old days for I have never weigh or measured a fish that I caught. Whether it is an arm or hand span long it really doesn't make any difference to me. To catch a few nice fish and enjoy the scenery makes my day.




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Re: [Scruffy_Fly] Biggest Fish On A Fly Rod In reply to
180LB? How big was that thing? Plus foul hooking with a #20, how many days did you play it?



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Re: [JasonMcMillin] Biggest Fish On A Fly Rod In reply to
My biggest fish on the flyrod would have to be a 32lb Halibut. It measured close to 33 inches.

It took all but 26 minutes to bring it up on my 11wt rod, sinking line(with 1/4oz) splitshot tagger and 15lb Tyger Leader.Cool


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FG wrote: 180LB? How big was that thing? Plus foul hooking with a #20, how many days did you play it?
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It was over 5 ft tall. I played it only for a moment until I could get some line stripped out of the guides so that hook was not yanking on my hand. I was the sucker.

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My god that is like landing a short stout man. Okay what wt rod were you using?




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Re: [Scruffy_Fly] Biggest Fish On A Fly Rod In reply to
DUH! Well you just hooked a ______lb little ol ladyLaughLaughLaughLaugh



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I got ya beat with a size 4 sculpin hook I caught a 240lber

In reality I caught a 20lb gar on a draggon fly and a five weight in Florida.

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Re: [windriver] Biggest Fish On A Fly Rod In reply to

Well as I said I don't measure or weigh my catch. However, do you care to give a guess on this one?






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(This post was edited by Dryrod on Jul 17, 2008, 10:13 PM)
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Re: [Dryrod] Biggest Fish On A Fly Rod In reply to
no guesses.. but do you have her phone number.. maybe she has a sister.. heheh

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to date the biggest legitimate fish that I have brought to hand on a fly rod is the very first one I ever caught.. it was on a 6wt fly rod that my brother in law loaned me.. I was using size 10 - 12 poppers.. this one was a green frog pattern.. the fish was a good couple of pounds and about 14 inches long.. it only took a few minutes to bring it to hand since it hit the popper only a few feet from the shore..

now.. on the other hand.. this past Thursday I was on the Little Duck river near Manchester TN with MacLarry.. we were both using 5/6 wt pfluger rod comobos.. I had gotten a good nibble on a short cast but missed the hook up.. so I wanted to cast back quickly to the same area... as I started my casting I feel a tug on the and then a loud HOWL.. I turned to see MacLarry with the small wooly bugger I was using hooked firmly in the corner of his mouth.. all he could say was "ya hooked me".. as much as I did not want to laugh I had too.. once he unhooked himself he started laughing as well.. luckily I had debarbed that hook before I started using it..

.. funny thing was.. for some odd reason or the other he stayed away from me for the rest of the evening.. heheh

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Welcome back MacFly - I hope that you & your family had a great vacation. FGD told me to give you a big hug for her when you returned. Here's your hug. Think that she is over in Idaho practicing her casting.







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(This post was edited by Dryrod on Jul 20, 2008, 1:13 PM)
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thank you .. its good to be back.. and thank you for the hug from my sis.. I think you are right about the Idaho thing..maybe she will have some good stories when she comes back..

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Re: [macfly55] Biggest Fish On A Fly Rod In reply to
So how tall & how much did that MacLarry fish weight? BTW her # is 1-800-333-7426. Check your telephone key pad to decipher it's code.






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Re: [Dryrod] Biggest Fish On A Fly Rod In reply to
I got the deep part.. but not the 426... best I can come up with is gan or gam....:-)

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Duh - H0 or did you forget why you took Chemistry 101.




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oh so you confused me with using numbers to represent letters AND numbers.. now that is just not fair.. Laugh

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Dryrod wrote "dare to take a guess on this one?" 36C?Tongue

My biggest fish on a fly rod was a 34" tiger musky. Second biggest was a 31" sucker.Cool


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(This post was edited by lunkerhunter2 on Jul 31, 2008, 2:47 PM)
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A 34" fish is quite a haul - but a tiger muskie must have been a battle. Hey there LH2 care to share any details?





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(This post was edited by Dryrod on Jul 31, 2008, 3:55 PM)
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I just got back from Alaska a week ago and managed to land a 40 lb King Salmon on a 8 wt with 8 lb line. My brother in law and son ran off with all the flies I was intending to use so it was caught on a size 8 muddler. Now 10 minutes earlier a 10 -12 lb sockeye broke the same line like it was a cobweb when I was off balance and accidently tightened up on the line.
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I had a 38 pound king salmon take my fly while fishing steelhead in Alaska. It over an hour to land the brute on 14 lb leader. I have a picture of that fish posted in my gallery. It was an unexpected surprize!
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It's not my biggest fish on a fly rod, but it is certainly the biggest brook trout I've ever caught on a fly rod.

4 1/2lbs and 20inches



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thats an awesome looking catch..

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