TenkaraBum Winter Challenge - 20" Brown Trout No. 22 hook

by Joshua McCullough (age 16)
(Olympia, WA)

Fryingpan brown on size 22 midge dry

Fryingpan brown on size 22 midge dry

Joshua McCullough (age 16) Caught this beautiful brown trout measuring 20" from the Fryingpan River, Colorado on Thursday, February 6, 2015 using a midge parachute, size 22. Stroft 7x tippet, 14' leader. 9'5wt. Winston GVX rod, Abel pt.5 reel. His first 20/20 fish.

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