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Rainbow... a tank

Phil Lilley

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When I hooked this thing this afternoon, I didn't think I was going to land it.  Head shake was awesome.  Then I saw the mass. 

Yep... 7x isn't going to hold this one.

We just started carrying some new tippet lines - Courtland and Segars.  The Courtland Premium seemed to be much stronger then Rio, at least in the small sizes, so I tied on the 7x just for grins.

It was slow out there.  Only caught one decent rainbow in about 90 minutes of fishing.  Then this one hit.

My phone died.  I couldn't call anyone to come take a pic.  I didn't want to take it in but I knew the water was good and I had a big live well.

It did good.  Weighed it - 10.4 pounds.  26 inches.  Back in the lake- it was still very strong.  And I was very happy to see it swim off.


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Wow, that is a tank. Congrats.

And Kudos on the good release.

I have hooked a couple of big rainbows and one big brown in the last few weeks, but all 3 came off after a long fight. Tippet didn't break, they just shook the hook. Darn barbless hooks....  

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         Good Grief what a rainbow!

"We have met the enemy and it is us",


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