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Old 07-25-2013, 11:25 AM
chi804 chi804 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2013
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Default Re: First trout on the fly rod!

Nice fish!
I'm sure you're addicted like most of us here. Just a reminder about handling these fish. When you do handle, be sure too that your hands are wet as you'll remove their protective "slime coating" if they're not. Try not to keep them out of the water for too long as it does stress them out. I like to keep them in the net and in the water for photos and if I take them out of the water its usually just out of the net and a few inches from the water.
Good luck with your new found passion.

Last edited by chi804; 07-25-2013 at 01:02 PM.
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