big ole rainbow has the blues

by Jackson Dockery

the fly

The fly:
a size 16-18 hook, don't know the exact size, with a cheap craft store bead, peacock hurl thorax, and of course, the key ingredient, an abdomen made of blue fly yarn dubbing.

Sorry for the terrible picture, my phones close up quality is terrible.

The fish: THIS THING WAS A MONSTER!!! it was getting towards the end of the day, and I felt something grab the fly, I set the hook and could immediately feel its strength, it commenced to dive, and then my line went slack. I had lost the fish...I thought. the fish broke the surface tension of the water as I struggled to take in the line quick enough. He made 4 more huge leaps, before trying to take me down a shoal, this wasn't his first rodeo. I realized what he was trying to do, and scrambled to block his path. He turned back into clearer, deeper water before making a second go at the rapids, he was successful this time, and I thought I would surely loose him. I ran down the bank with him, and managed to net him at the next pool, about 40 yards from where I had first hooked him! I measured his length, 21 inches which was big, but his girth was a whopping 16 inches, this thing was a pig! I truly believe had I not been fishing a blue fly he may not have hit, as this particular spot I was fishing gets a lot of pressure, and this was something he had never seen before.
I estimate this fish weighted around 6-7 pounds, and the formula((21(16x16))/800) says 6.72 pounds, all measurements aside, this was a giant fish

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Oct 01, 2013
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fly
by: Jackson Dockery

anonymous, it must be that the thread in the back didn't soak in the slime as bad so it looks like a hot spot

Oct 01, 2013
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Jackson
by: Anonymous

I live in North Georgia, this fish was caught on the Chattahoochee river, it was probably a fish that was stocked at a very large size to begin with. It is a rainbow trout.


Oct 01, 2013
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Big ole rainbow
by: TenkaraBum

The fish is a rainbow trout.

Jackson lives in Georgia.

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Oct 01, 2013
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Where?
by: Timmy1

Jackson, where do you live and what type of fish is that?

Oct 01, 2013
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Eh?
by: Timmy

Hey,Anonymous,I can't even see the fly in the fishes mouth much less describe it in detail, what r u smokin?

Oct 01, 2013
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Fly choice
by: Anonymous

Just wondering is the fly in the fly pic the same as the one that caught the rainbow? The fly in the fishes mouth look like a peacock back/ she'll with a blue hotspot and bead with hackle/and or brown dubbing

Oct 01, 2013
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Impressive catch
by: Levi Cain

I second Joe, nice write up.

Oct 01, 2013
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Big Ole Whopper
by: Joe Eder

Congrats on landing such a wonderful fish. Liked your description of the battle, too.

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