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Old 10-06-2008, 11:10 AM
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Default A few Cats from this year

Had a very successful taking clients out for Cats. The largest landed was 38 1/2 inches with lots in the 35-38 inch range. My personal best this year was 39 3/8 inches. Everyone had sore arms a vowed to be back for next year.Click the image to open in full size.

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Where did you catch those monsters? I like big fish.
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guys... nice catch!!
can you tell us the fly rod specs you use for them?
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Now that looks like a whole bunch of fun!!!
Streamers?

I bet they could tear a nice hole in the waders if you weren't careful.
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What fly types did you use? What rod wts did you use? What time of year and anything else you would be willing to share. I'm not too far away from an area that could have some great cat fishing on a fly, just dont know when and with what to use.
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All the Cats were caught on the Red River in Manitoba. I am lucky enough to live 25 minutes south of the number 1 area for trophy Channel Cats. Nothing for people to go out and land 10-15 of these beasts on one trip. The rod I use is a 10 ft 10 wt. Need it in a place like this. Minimum I would reccomend is a 9 ft. 8 wt. The reel has to be big enough to hold at least 150 yards of backing. Once again you will need it. As for flies usually ant type of streamer will work. My best producing pattern is of my own design. The DDH Leech in brown is by far the best fly to use.
The fly line is a Rio sink tip, with the tip portion being 15 feet in length. I believe they make it for Steelhead but it sure brings the Cats up. Just about forgot the time of year. The absolute best time is June but I have caught Cats well into September. All the fish in the pics were caught in June. Here is one caught in Sept.Sorry for the quality.

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