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    Default First fish of the season-with audience

    The local lakes in Anchorage finally went ice out last week. The weather has generally been sunny but breezy. ADF&G hasnt been out to stock any of the lakes. I cruised down to one of my favorite local lakes this evening for basically some "casting practice" and there were a ton of people out fishing and enjoying the weather. I managed to hook up this respectable 17in hen on an egg sucking leech I tied up a month ago.



    Upon hookup using my 3wt she ran and gave an awesome fight. Enough to draw the attention of all the nearby kids and other frustrated anglers. I took the pic from my phone so forgive the low quality photo. She was released without harm.

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    Default Re: First fish of the season-with audience

    Hi Nerka,

    Thanks for sharing a very nice Rainbow. What rod and reel did you use?

    Frank

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    Nerka- Very nice rainbow. I'm glad you were able to get out.
    -Tom Wilson
    Attention New Fly Fishers and those just wanting to improve- Join a Fly Fishing Club. They have classes on every aspect of fly fishing for beginners to advanced for free or cheaper than offered elsewhere. Some offer mentor programs. You will make friends with other fly fishers. Clubs often have outings in which members pay special group rates for guides or to fish prime private access areas.

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    Lightbulb Re: First fish of the season-with audience

    Out Standing: "She was released without harm."

    When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. - Billy Graham"

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    Default Re: First fish of the season-with audience

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Whiton View Post
    Hi Nerka,

    Thanks for sharing a very nice Rainbow. What rod and reel did you use?

    Frank
    3wt TFO Finesse 7'9" with a ross flyrise.

    I was down at the same lake today on my lunch hour and caught another nice one. Not quite as big, but it is the best way to spend an hour of the workday.

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    Default Re: First fish of the season-with audience

    Nerka: Congrats on the nice rainbow!

    Larry
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    Default Re: First fish of the season-with audience

    Beautiful rainbow, Glad she was released without harm.

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