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    Default Any thoughts on length/weight of another one that gets away......?

    Hooked on the Test river in the UK using a 9ft 4wt and size 12 hopper on 6x. Cut clean through the tippet after a 10 min fight...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QKEhEEm289E

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    Probably in the 23-25 inch class....good 5-6 pounder
    "Innocence is a wild trout. But we humans, being complicated, have to pursue innocence in complex ways" - Datus Proper

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frenchness View Post
    Hooked on the Test river in the UK using a 9ft 4wt and size 12 hopper on 6x. Cut clean through the tippet after a 10 min fight...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QKEhEEm289E
    Great fish, I would say 12 - 14lb easy! Sorry you dropped it.
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    Just had a closer look. Difficult getting perspective, but the brief glimpse between fish and panning back to the angler gives a better indication. I think you're spot on Darryl.
    "Innocence is a wild trout. But we humans, being complicated, have to pursue innocence in complex ways" - Datus Proper

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    Ya, that's what we were thinking 12-14lbs. Really painful to lose it.....!

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    I can imagine the disappointment. Unfortunately when they get to that size they have big teeth! In those kinds of conditions you need the 6X to get them to eat - once they have eaten though, the fun starts. What beat on the Test?
    “Apparently people don't like the truth, but I do like it; I like it because it upsets a lot of people. If you show them enough times that their arguments are bullshit, then maybe just once, one of them will say, 'Oh! Wait a minute - I was wrong.' I live for that happening. Rare, I assure you” ― Lemmy Kilmister

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlampert View Post
    What beat on the Test?
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    That's a big fish...

    Love the stream, the quality of the water, the class of the fish, and the look on your mate's face 😄
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    Big brownies have big teeth. Had a similar, personal experience in Lesotho...sometimes you get unlucky.
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    Hey Frenchy

    As we said in the shop, that fish was definitely 10+ pounds.
    In that stream, it was always going to be a challenge to land it.

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