Behemoth wild brookie

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Behemoth wild brookie

Post by SBRtool » Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:03 pm

Hit two new WTS today. Caught this monster brookie in the first stream which was a pretty tiny creek. I think the zebra midge might of been bigger than him. Pic is of the second stream which looked amazing but I didn't get a nibble than towards the end of the day I set the hook on what was probably a rock, line comes flying back at me as I watch in horror as leader, strike indicator and fly turns into a tangled mess. Didn't have it in me to sit there and untangle it so I called it a day.
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Re: Behemoth wild brookie

Post by Razorbacker » Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:19 pm

Beautiful water in that hole. Hopefully that little guy grows into a true behemoth one day...

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Re: Behemoth wild brookie

Post by BiggerThomas » Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:06 pm

That trout has a beautiful dorsal fin. Looks like a nice stream, too.
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Re: Behemoth wild brookie

Post by coaltrout » Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:30 pm

damn was expecting a 12+ inch brookie :evil:

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Re: Behemoth wild brookie

Post by martalus » Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:21 am

At least you know that they have been spawning recently!

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Re: Behemoth wild brookie

Post by Fishybig » Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:49 am

Pretty fish!! Looks like a real drag ripper? Did you have a sealed disc drag??

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Re: Behemoth wild brookie

Post by Rusty Spinner » Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:26 pm

Fishybig wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:49 am
Pretty fish!! Looks like a real drag ripper? Did you have a sealed disc drag??
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Behemoth wild brookie

Post by Rusty Spinner » Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:28 pm

Pretty amazing to think that is a one year old brook trout. Now compare it to a one year old trout from a hatchery that will be between 9" and 11" due to 3X/day feedings.
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Re: Behemoth wild brookie

Post by SBRtool » Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:48 pm

I don't even know what sealed disc drag is, the reel is the only one I've ever used and its an Orvis Clearwater reel that I bought 25 years ago when I was in high school. Straight up miracle I was able to land this one without it.

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Re: Behemoth wild brookie

Post by lightenup » Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:17 pm

SBRtool wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:48 pm
I don't even know what sealed disc drag is, the reel is the only one I've ever used and its an Orvis Clearwater reel that I bought 25 years ago when I was in high school. Straight up miracle I was able to land this one without it.
Time to upgrade man. You're getting into some whoppers now...

Pretty fish!!!

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Re: Behemoth wild brookie

Post by BiggerThomas » Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:04 pm

SBRtool wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:48 pm
I don't even know what sealed disc drag is, the reel is the only one I've ever used and its an Orvis Clearwater reel that I bought 25 years ago when I was in high school. Straight up miracle I was able to land this one without it.

Got that right. It's amazing you landed that damn trout without a sealed drag. Better go out and buy a lottery ticket while your hand is still hot.
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Some to Misery are Born
Every Morn and every Night
Some are Born to sweet delight
Some are Born to sweet delight
Some are Born to Endless Night
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