01-26-2014, 01:04 PM
Re: 13'9" 9wt too big for idaho and northwestern US steelies?
Can only think of where 'big' was almost nearly not enough. Fishing for King Salmon with a 15' 10wt and hooked "The fish of a life time." I never thought I'd see a rod of that size/weight bend double.
150 feet of Carron fly line, 12'ish foot of leader and close to 250 yards of 30# backing off the reel when a motor guide boat pulled up to the beach and 'Would you like a ride?'
Next mile had me reeling like hell as the Guide chased the fish down stream. Fish finally next to the boat and one of the clients tried to lift him out of the water ...... half out and a no go.
Just too big to lift.
Hook got popped and that baby went back into the Gene Pool where he belonged. Besides, what's a old man, an old cat and dog going to do with that much meat?
Saki, the cat may have disagreed.
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