18"! Must include the frozen slush on top!!! Thanks for the info and thanks for the welcome. Time for me to join in the fun but have been a fan on the outside for over a year. Hope to post some pix sometime soon.
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