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I know this is a bit off key, but I just thought I'd share because of what my wife told me today.  I am also curious if anyone else has a stick trophy like mine.  One day last year, I was fishing the Williams Fork, just above the Colorado.  My friend and I had hiked the 20-30 min to the river, and just as I landed the nicest brown I ever caught, approx. 24", I realized I had left the camera in the car.  My friend, Chuck, quickly found a stick, put it next to the big guy, and broke it "to length".  I now have that stick on my wall in my office.  I thought that was kind of goofy, but today my wife informed me she met a guy in the Springs who has the same thing, nearly the same size as well.  They had a good laugh!  Just thought I'd share and see just how many of you may have done something similar?  Good fishin' to ya! ;D
 

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That is a good one.  I don't have a stick trophy, but I do have something similar.  A few years ago I was wade fishing a small creek just behind my house in Huntsville AL.  Because it was so close, often I would only grab my fly rod, leaving my vest behind to run out for a few casts before the sun would go down.  Well, I had always caught plenty of largemouths in the 2-3lb range, but this day I was stripping a 4 inch clouser just for kicks and grins when WHAM a huge sow slammed my streamer.  After a nice fight I landed her and realized immediately-no camera, no tape measure, no nothing.  I know the formula to get weight from  girth and length, so using one hand I gently held her in the water.  Using my mouth and other hand, somehow I managed to break off my leader.  Using the leader I made a loop around her widest point, and tied it off.  Then I used the same piece to measure her length.  It was a difficult task at best, but after a few moments, she swam away unhurt, and I still keep that old piece of mono.  Still with the loop, along with all the fishing junk I've kept over the years.

The formula (for bass) is (2L X G) / 1200 = W.  I'd tell you all just what the measurements were but then, none of you would believe me anyway...
 

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Come on Paul you've come 99% of the way...you might as well finish it...inquiring minds want to know...
 
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