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Old 10-15-2019, 10:04 PM   #1
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Lets see some brookies

Biggest brookie of my life. Put a good bend in the 8wt. 21" x 16.5". Sorry for the pic quality.
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Old 10-15-2019, 10:15 PM   #2
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Wowza! That looks like the size and colors Lee Wulf used to catch up in Goose Bay,Labrador! Very ,very awesome brookie! It looks perfect in everyway! Truly a fish of a lifetime! Congrats!
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Old 10-15-2019, 11:19 PM   #3
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Awesome fish. Must have been exciting landing that monster.
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Old 10-16-2019, 08:41 AM   #4
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Wowza! That looks like the size and colors Lee Wulf used to catch up in Goose Bay,Labrador! Very ,very awesome brookie! It looks perfect in everyway! Truly a fish of a lifetime! Congrats!
I was thinking along the same lines-Awesome.
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Old 10-16-2019, 09:34 AM   #5
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Dang!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-16-2019, 09:47 AM   #6
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Beautiful! Congrats.
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Old 10-16-2019, 06:09 PM   #7
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nice fish! I fished in Labrador years ago at Cooper's Minipi Lodge, got a few up to 5 or 6 lbs. we used top-water mouse patterns on them. beautiful colors on your fish, those white edged fins are outrageous.
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Old 10-16-2019, 08:03 PM   #8
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Was that caught in Canada? ( just asking country - not spot. :-) ) such a beautiful fish....
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:40 AM   #9
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Was that caught in Canada? ( just asking country - not spot. :-) ) such a beautiful fish....
It's an Adirondack fish. Also, thank you everybody. The way it all came together was one for the books. I've been working for a brookie of this caliber for years now. I had no expectations hiking in to this particular pond. I lost a female at the net around the same size within 10 mins of landing and releasing the male. Hopefully he survives until next fall, he has to be close to the end of his life span. I'm curious to see everybody else's end of the season brookies, nothing better than a colored up fall squaretail.
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:05 AM   #10
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I was afraid to hope! It looks like a Brookie from the glory days of ADK fishing. This isn’t just a tribute to “great fishing”, but to the clean air act, fisheries management, etc.! This has inspired me to do some winter planning and plan a trek out to some remote ponds next spring. Thank you so much for posting this beautiful picture!
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:16 AM   #11
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Awesome fish!
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:51 PM   #12
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Was your 16.5 inch girth? I assume you are getting a replica mount? Glad to hear it was an Adirondack brookie. It will help motivate me for the spring opener. What did he bite on?
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Old 10-17-2019, 02:25 PM   #13
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Congrats on the catch of a lifetime. Incredible brookie!
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Old 10-17-2019, 07:24 PM   #14
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oh man! Nice catch!
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Old 10-17-2019, 07:56 PM   #15
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Adkbrooktrout,

Why such a heavy weight fly rod? Are you expecting to get into slammers like that beauty or is it easier to troll with? Maybe you're using weighted flies? Im very green at this type of fishing,but quite curious.Can`t stop popping back over to this thread to see this fish! Great fish porn!

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Old 10-17-2019, 09:41 PM   #16
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Adkbrooktrout,

Why such a heavy weight fly rod? Are you expecting to get into slammers like that beauty or is it easier to troll with? Maybe you're using weighted flies? Im very green at this type of fishing,but quite curious.Can`t stop popping back over to this thread to see this fish! Great fish porn!

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The pond does produce large fish fairly regularly. It's a fast action 10' 8wt. Has a lot of back bone to cast but aslo has enough play to handle those bulldog runs without stressing the tippet too much. I like that extra foot of rod for casting out of my canoe, it makes a difference( atleast for me). It's just a preference, I really don't troll much. I try to actively pick structure apart when the conditions are right. It's just my brown and steelhead rod. I also bring a 9' 5wt for my chironimid set up.
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Was your 16.5 inch girth? I assume you are getting a replica mount? Glad to hear it was an Adirondack brookie. It will help motivate me for the spring opener. What did he bite on?
Yes that's girth. Check out my IG if you'd like, i have a different pic of the fish up and a lot of brook trout stuff on there. (Adirondack.fish.sculpters) <insta handle
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Old 10-18-2019, 01:50 AM   #18
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Just visited your IG page. Very nice artwork. You have taken a lot of beautiful fish over the years. The other pic shows even better how impressive a brookie he is.
Congrats again.
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Old 10-18-2019, 10:32 PM   #19
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Awesome fish. Man you've caught some slammers over the years.
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Old 10-19-2019, 08:03 PM   #20
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