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First catch on my new fly rod and as somebody new to this!

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Nice Fish! Just throwing this out there not to be rude because i've done it as well (used to fish large mouth back east) but when you hold a trout you want to go under the belly, lifting him like this by the fly can cause damage to the mouth and ultimately kill the fish. Its all good if you're taking him home to eat but for catch and release purpose just a heads up

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Original Poster5 points · 3 months ago

Appreciate the feedback! I usually do hold them like that, didn’t get a decent picture though (also need to invest in a net). This trout was delicious, too!

level 3

i always try to find a nice patch of grass to set the handle/reel next to for perspective but sometimes it just doesnt work out the way you want i've had them flop back in the water on me and then you're out of lunch

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Does anyone put tape on their fly rod to use as a measurement? Like little strips of medical tape every inch for a quick measure of the fish?

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2 points · 3 months ago

I've got sharpie on mine for that purpose

level 6

Cool, good idea.

level 5

I personally wouldn’t. But I don’t worry about how long the fish is. I’m normally catch and release tho.

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Original Poster3 points · 3 months ago · edited 3 months ago

Also caught at Curt Gowdy State Park in WY using a Redington Crosswater.

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Curt Gowdy State Park

I've fished there when I lived in FoCo and only caught carpppppppp. Beautiful place up there. You in Laramie or FoCo?

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Original Poster1 point · 3 months ago


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