This 28-inch German brown trout is one of the largest trout taken on a dry fly on the Silver Creek Preserve, according to Peter DeBaun, a guide at Silver Creek Outfitters in Ketchum, pictured on left. The angler, local resident Dennis Hanggi, right, hooked and fought the fish just after noon on Saturday for close to half an hour and landed it a quarter mile from where it was first hooked. “What makes it interesting is that it was taken in very difficult conditions—in the middle of the day, no wind, on light 6x tippett and on a small dry fly, a size 18 sparkle dun,” Debaun said. He said the fish was released back into the creek.

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