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Old 07-21-2013, 08:49 PM
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Default 27.5" bow on 7x on a zebra midge

I was fishing with my mom on the norfork river in arkansas right below the dam. I had my dad's five weight rigged with a chernobyl ant on top and below that I had a size 22 black zebra midge on 7x. We had caught a few fish that morning but nothing over 12 inches. I made a cast and watched my hopper stop. I set the hook and I said, well I must be hung up. Five seconds later, he exploded. since my dad is opposite handed i couldn't fight the fish using the reel instead I had to strip him in. I had to take my time because he was hooked with a size 22 on 7x (2 lb) tippet. After 30 min. of head shakes and 4 jumps I got him in some slow shallow water and my dad netted him! He measured 27.5" with a 16.75" girth. after a few pics, we released the fish!

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