This one, caught by Braden Hopkins—swinging a streamer, with a two-handed fly rod—with guide Gray Struznik on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, measured an astounding 46-1/2 inches long. It would have, in all likelihood, contested the world record. Fortunately, Hopkins and Struznik were class acts and released the fish alive and well after taking a couple of quick photos. The back story of these guys and their improbable fish is as compelling as the fish itself, which you can read about here. The kismet factor in fly fishing is alive and well, thank you very much.