John Herzer, from Blackfoot River Outfitters in Missoula, Montana, sent us this great photo, along with an explanatory note:
Thought you might want to see this. The angler is one of our longtime guides, Sean Largay, from Missoula. He caught this 10-pound behemoth while sight-fishing in New Zealand. (It was one of just three fish spotted that day.) The fish ate a well placed, size 12 Blue Humpy—resembles the blow flies there?— in heavy wind. Sean was casting a 15-foot, 4X leader with my Orvis H2 9’6″ 6-weight, which I had lent him for the trip (the next best thing to being there?). Sean said that, given the winds, this was his “go to” stick for the trip.