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Default Pending All Tackle Length Record Sockeye - 74cm fly rod caught

Just saw this on field and stream website.
Hard to believe it was landed in '5 minutes'

Still a beast
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Default Re: Pending All Tackle Length Record Sockeye - 74cm fly rod caught

29-inches is definitely a beast for sockeye. The comments that the fish was probably snagged because they don't take flies during the spawn is a bunch of hooey. They may not be eating, but they are very aggressive of anything intruding into their spawning space.

Here are a couple - one in Alaska and one in Idaho. Both were sight-fished they turned to the fly, charged it and inhaled it without hesitation:

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