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    Senior Member Snook Spanker's Avatar
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    Holy Crap DF!!! Thats one hell of a Redfish!! We are not worthy Master!!! I think if I saw that cow swimming at me, I'd have muffed the cast and had linguini all around my head!!! To spot cast to that Monster is quite a feet! Congrads Fo Sho!!! Oh nice looking fly too! What size is that short shank hook??
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    lol, Pete I was plenty amped up believe me.

    That hook is an out of production Mustad "tarpon" hook 77660SS in #2. I just happen to have a few left and trying to use them up. You might be able to find some old stock online, but they've been replaced by the C68SZ for a number of years now. The C68SZ is a little longer shank but would work just as well. However, if I were to recommend a hook for this pattern/application it would be the Tiemco 600SP in #2. It's a light wire hook, which penetrates better with the lighter setups (< 8wt), but plenty strong. I also use the GamaKatsu B10S in #2, which is a longer shank, but also light wire and very strong.
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    Nice report & pics. Thanks for sharing.
    Ron Conner Release the fish, keep the memories. Once a Knight is enough.

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    WOW! I have caught hundreds of reds in the BB but none as big as that one. Congrats on a great catch.

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    Great red on anything, especially a fly rod. I broke my 30 year old fly rod a month or so ago and just ordered a new 7 weight from bass pro last night. I use mine for fish with "Red" on them, but redbellies. It's hard to imagine catching a bull red on that thing after the fight those redbellies and blue gills put up. I've been wanting to try the trout and reds with a fly but it's hard to put down a spinning rod when I'm out there......
    "Be what you is"....... Isaiah Minter

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    Great read, great pictures, and great looking fish.

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    Just wanted to "Bump" this story back to the top of the list incase anyone missed this increadable story!!!
    I am what I am and thats all that I am!! > Popeye!

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    As said earlier Great Job and Fish
    love to hear those sight fishing stories
    rather catch one sight casting than fill the
    boat per-chance
    Thanks Again for sharing That Great Experience
    You had

    Great Job with the bump
    Snook Spanker well worthy of
    another run

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    I love to see reds caught on fly! Great Job!

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