After seeing the photos of our colleague Jim Maselli yesterday, casting instructor Pete Kutzer mentioned that he, too, had caught a nice brown trout on a Hendrickson pattern recently. According to Pete, this beautiful fish at a spinner pattern and then was off to the races, charging downstream at a remarkable pace—taking the full fly line and plenty of backing. It took some serious stunt-netting by Shawn Combs to land the hot trout. As you look at the above photo, keep in mind that Pete is 6 feet, 8 inches tall. That’s a fine brown.