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ironlion 02-22-2012 11:18 AM

worth the broken tip
Although I have been a long time reader, this is my first post on this board. However, this trip I went on a couple of weeks ago, I feel is worthy of a post.

Decided to go fish a small wild stream (year around) a couple of weeks ago. Don't know what I was thinking. It was freeeeezing...

Did some hiking and then some fishing. It was very slow and the takes were from deep down and very subtle. Here was the first catch of the day...

Then to my dismay, I broke my tip to my bamboo rod... :(

But I broke it catching this big fella!! :D

Now just to add, here in Georgia our small wild streams normally produce wild fish in the 6" - 10" range, with a trophy being around 12" - 14". This is a pure wild north georgia stream bread 18" (17 and a half to be exact but I believe in rounding up :)) rainbow trout. I don't know if i'll catch a small stream wild rainbow like that again anytime soon. If this were caught in a tailwater, no big deal, but I have been fishing this stream regularly for a couple of years and this is indeed a catch of a lifetime for this place.

bluedaksi 02-22-2012 11:30 AM

Re: worth the broken tip
Congrats! Definitely worth it. :)

I'm new to the forum myself, but :welcome: just the same.

mcnerney 02-22-2012 01:12 PM

Re: worth the broken tip
Ironlion: Welcome to the forum and thanks for posting the great trip report. Congrats on that fine rainbow, a real monster in water like that! Sorry about the broken rod tip!

Hardyreels 02-22-2012 01:25 PM

Re: worth the broken tip
Hey there,

By now you'll know that I sent a PM but I'll post here as well.

Welcome to the world of being an active poster ;)


webrx 02-23-2012 09:09 AM

Re: worth the broken tip
cool report, cool fish! and welcome.

Now, get that rod fixed and get back out there.


possessed 02-23-2012 05:09 PM

Re: worth the broken tip
Sorry to hear about your rod, but those are some nice wild rainbows, especally the 18 incher. As many people know, I only fish for wild trout and I am very envious. :bowdown:

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