Craig Fellin of Big Hole Lodge sent us this great photo of Suzanne, one of the Quality Chicks, with a giant brown trout caught from a Montana spring creek last month. Here’s the story behind it:
After the PMD hatch, the fish got spooky and the casts had to be perfect. I found this brown holding in a foot-deep riffle. Suzanne had to make a 60-foot cast with a size 16 Flying Ant. She shot a cast above the fish and stripped the line as it rolled back toward her through the riffle. BAM! This 23.5-inch, 5-pound brown exploded on the fly!
Congrats, Suzanne! That’s a fish of a lifetime.