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The Ultimate Double

The Ultimate Double

Any fishing trip is particularly enhanced when two people in the same group “double up”.  In other words they both hook up with fish at the same time.

Once I was fishing with my father-in-law, Earl “Bo” Dingess at Elephant Butte Lake in southern New Mexico, and I was lucky enough to land two different species of fish at the same time, on the same lure!  The diving crawdad crankbait I was using had a black bass on the front set of treble hooks, and a white bass on the back.  That double was pretty unusual, but I have heard of it happening several times before.

But the most unusual double I have ever heard of was landed in the “kiddy pool” on the famous San Juan river in northern New Mexico.  I was trout fishing with a couple of buddies, Charlie Cantrell, a newspaper publisher and Milt McConnell, the General Manager of several radio stations in Albuquerque.

It was a great day and we had all caught several fish each.  Charlie and Milt were fishing about 30 feet apart on the south side of the run and had been coming close to a double all day, but the experience had eluded them.  I was fishing on the opposite side of the river where I witnessed this once in a lifetime event. 

Suddenly Milt set the hook on a really nice fish.  A screaming reel made the announcement.  Then Charlie’s rod went up, and the “double” was a possibility.  Now for those of you who don’t know, a “double” in fishing is almost a religious experience.  But to claim a “double”, both fish have to be landed, so the pressure was on.

Milt’s fish ran up stream and Charlie’s fish did as well, and then they came together in the middle of the run between the two fishermen.  Lines became tangled, and the “double” possibility became bleaker.  Then one of the big fish jumped and both guys claimed it.  “That’s my fish”, Milt said “no way, that was my fish that jumped” Charlie yelled.  What a zoo, they were both maneuvering, trying to get untangled and out of each other’s way.

Then like magic, both fish suddenly tired, and Milt reached back for his net.  His fish slid smoothly in, but as soon as the net cleared the water with the 18 inch rainbow in it, Charlie and Milt both had looks on their faces like they had been shot.  They were both in obvious shock.  Milt looked at me, then at Charlie, then back at me on the other side of the run.  What a triple take!  We all suddenly realized that both of their leaders were attached to the same fish!  Milt’s fly was in the right corner of the big trout’s mouth, and Charlie’s fly was in the left corner.

I gave my congratulations to both Charlie and Milt.  They exercised the most amazing patience in landing “The Ultimate Double”.  Two different fishermen, hooking and landing the same fish, at the same time!

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