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This blog is dedicated to flyfishing which is the most interesting fishing method.
I am living in the Russian Far East, love fishing and travel, flyfish since 1986.

New Record Taimen on Fly Tackle!

This 37,9 kg (83,4 pounds) fish was landed with a 20 pound test tippet. Probably this is the new flyfishing record. The present IGFA record for the species is 32 kg.
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The weight of this one is 46 kg (102 pounds). I think this is the biggest taimen ever landed with a fly; it is even bigger than the current IGFA all-tackle record. The fisherman was using 40 pound test tippet. According the IGFA rules this fish is not considered to be caught with a fly: the tippet of proper fly tackle should not be stronger than 20 pounds. Honestly, I think this rule is obsolete and rather stupid… Alt-Tugur-taimen-flyfishing