TenkaraBum Winter Challenge - 21" Brown Trout, #22 Hook
by Ryan McCullough
Caught a 21" Brown trout on a size 22 Midge parachute.
Observed taking size 20-24 naturals on the surface in very calm water by the bank, and believing them to be sipping emergers, I tied on a midge parachute that I had tied. He gently took the Size 22 I offered and I waited a second or two to set the hook.
7x STROFT tippet, 12' leader, 6' bamboo rod, Abel TR Light reel. Took about 3 minutes to bring to net after a few hard runs.
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