Photo of the Day: New Zealand Monster


Written by: Phil Monahan

Apart from its massive proportions, that brown is also simply gorgeous and obviously healthy.
Photo courtesy Sean Largay

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.

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