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Big Brown backwards

by Ken

I was on the Madison in Montana today. Great day 6 fish all over 16" in two and 1/2 hrs. First fish was a real challenge though. Ever foul hook a 17" brown in fairly fast water in a big river right smack in the tail? The fishin' gods smiled on me today> I landed him. I must have been 50 to 75yds downstream from where I hooked him. Nobody told me that Tenkara was a athletic event. Look out olympics. Ken

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Aug 11, 2016
Olympics-style fishing
by: Dave

Those fish that bite with their tails get downright frisky, don't they?!!? Ha!

Aug 11, 2016
by: Chris

Man that had to be crazy. Big river, big fish, hooked in the tail haha.

Aug 13, 2016
Going for a run
by: Phillip Dobson

I love it when a fish takes me for a panicked run down the river. I hooked one on Hyalite the other day that took me about 40' through a steep boulder garden. Beautiful fish, too.

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