caught a moderate size northern this weekend. measured it but didnt keep it. like an idiot, i didnt measure girth. it was 37 inches in length, and its girth is what i would say was "slightly skinnier than average". how much does this fish weigh? i have a 38 incher on my wall that is 18lbs, but is a somewhat fat fish. ive caught and weighed a 36 inch northern before releasing it and that fish only weighed 6.5 lbs!! i realize its hard to estimate without girth, but tell me what you think.
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988