BiggerThomas Jr. #1--Wild Brown Trout

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BiggerThomas Jr. #1--Wild Brown Trout

Post by BiggerThomas » Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:23 pm

After "school" today I took BiggerThomas Jr. #1 to a wts near our house. We rigged up the bamboo (Bernie Elsner 7 footer) with an EHC #14. We didn't have waders so we "rock waded" out to a pool that looked promising.

After a few casts, we landed this beauty. The little brown is almost smaller than the EHC, but it made a big impression!

I was glad to see some fish in this stream, as the last few times I fished it (over the last two years) produced no fish.
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Re: BiggerThomas Jr. #1--Wild Brown Trout

Post by garden hackle » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:01 pm

Such an improvement in handling of trout, how far BT Jr. has come from the master of yesteryear.
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Re: BiggerThomas Jr. #1--Wild Brown Trout

Post by BiggerThomas » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:15 pm

That's too funny. I still cringe looking at that gill grab!
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Re: BiggerThomas Jr. #1--Wild Brown Trout

Post by Twism86 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:35 am

Congrats BT Jr!!

Already got him fishing dries, on bamboo for wild fish! Not a bad start ;)
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