Well went out Wednesday afternoon with the fly rod and landed around 10 nice bows between 20-23 inches. I was about ready to pack it up since it was almost dark, and then... SOLID hook up! then a nice steady zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz into the backing on my 6wt. with a 10lb steelhead leader and... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz as I watched more backing peel off as I palmed the reel for all it was worth and my pole doubled over. I could NOT stop that thing for the life of me as it got to the end of my backing (I was on bank and unable to follow). Finally reached the end of my backing and... nothing. Reeled in and my size 6 hook was straightened. So any ideas on what size bow that may have been? Biggest I've landed on my fly rod is around 26-27 inches and this felt ALLOT different. Don't know what else I could have done lol (and no I cant swim after it even though I contemplated this lol).