[Editor’s note: I am always amazed when I reference something that I see as a cultural touchstone, only to find out that others have never heard of it. I was talking to a fly-fishing buddy this weekend and mentioned Matt Heron’s amazing brown trout, and all I got was a blank stare. I was shocked. I mean, this was in a TV commercial for Expedia, for Pete’s sake. SO, just in case any of you all missed it last year. Watch and enjoy one of the more popular videos we’ve ever posted.]
Here’s an amazing video of Lake Tahoe guide Matt Heron casting to, hooking, and landing a brown trout of a lifetime. His astonishment when the fish first comes to the surface is understandable, and he plays the big trout extremely carefully. But it’s when it comes time to net the monster that Heron needs all his football skills. It’s an amazing fish, and we’re all lucky that someone was there to film the whole thing. Hat tip Flymage Magazine.