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WOW!  A 19 pound steelhead caught by Nathan Bordofsky!

Nathan journeyed to the Gold River in British Columbia to catch this beauty on March 29, 1999.  He used his 14 ft 9-10 wt. Loomis Spey Rod to swing a Black Bunny Spey he tied himself.  The fish took 20 minutes to bring in.  Nathan says a flick of his tail and he was away on another run.

The fish was caught after a morning of snow and rain... real winter steelheading weather.  The water was a chilly 36.. though it did warm up to 38 later...

"This is the fish of a lifetime" (so far Nathan, you're young-Bill) he says. Nathan fished for six days to catch this fish of 6,000 casts.  Guide Mark McAnelly took the picture.  Has anyone ever seen Nathan smile before?

  

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