Joined: 07 Jun 2005 Posts: 185 Location: Kelowna,B.C. Canada
Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:40 am Post subject: Hann's
Heyyyyyyyy People: A must read article for fisherpeople interested in Trophy Trout has just been posted on Pro Stafer Rick Arnold's www.trophytroutguide.com site. Its written by the Hann's about thier history and passon for big fish over the last 11 years. Amoung other topics is how they became part of the elite Brown Baggers.
This article is a 10 out of a 10 both on the Hann's ability to set down on paper a well documented story as well as chosing a creditable website to publish some of thier views on fishing for trout of a lifetime.
Also pictures of some of the Hann's trophy's are posted rite here on the AC website.
Joined: 27 Jul 2004 Posts: 37 Location: Western Oregon
Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:26 pm Post subject:
I couldn't agree with ya more! That article was fantastic! Learned a few tips along the way and the Hann's sound like GREAT people. I like the fact that they were trophy hunters prior and used that strategy & technique to stalk the trophy trout of the world. I also think it's super cool that the father/son team enjoys so much time together. I know I treasure the times when my old man goes fishing or hunting with me. Those times I will remember always no matter what we catch or harvest in the field. Thanks Rick Arnold, Gordon & Pops Hann for putting together such a sweet read! _________________ Browns - Coyotes of the Fishing World!
The Hahn's really are a class act. They have probably produced more big trout consistently, than anyone in the last ten years!
I met Gordon and Ed Hahn at Paulina Lake back at the beginning of their trophy trout journey in 1998. A friend of mine was working at Newberry Crater as a camp host and had called to tell me he talked with some guys up from California. They had told him they had caught a 14 and 19 brown that week. I remembered at the time we laughed and said that they probably meant inches not pounds. It was Oct. and I thought I would seek them out to verify the rumours. Sure enough, the photos they had of their first two browns blew my mind. One was just short of 14 Lb. and the other was just over 19 Lb. These were drop dead, breathtakingly beautiful BIG browns!!!
I had been on a quest to get into the Brownbaggers since the 80's and these guys just feed my monster brown trout addiction bigtime. I would have to say they helped me to stay determined. It was a couple of years later that I finally broke through with my first big hen out of Wickiup at 19 Lb. 6 oz. Luckily, I followed up with a few more browns over 10 Lb. in the next couple of years and finally attained my goal of getting into the "Brownbaggers", the most famous brown trout club in the world!
I have found the best part of this whole experience has been getting to know and fish with the likes of Allan Cole, Jim Bringhurst, Ron Carey, John Werwie, John Hofferd, Gordon and Ed Hahn to name a few. These guys have become legends in the trophy trout world for their success and dedication in the pursuit of catching monster brown trout.
To any of you out there who are dreaming about getting into the club. Remember, this may be a life time journey. It took me 19 years before I broke through with my first over 10. Stay patient, fish hard, target lakes that produce big browns, continue to learn more about techniques that catch big browns and last but not least........never give up.
I agree... the artical was great and I found that it gave me motivation.... But most of all it made me think of my Dad and all the time we have spent out in our boat trolling... Thank you for sharing you story with all of us... OOOHH Rick is that your Brown in the new Costa Del Mar comercial?...
Nope....I haven't even seen the ad or commercial. My fish can be seen on Trophytroutguide.com in the brown trout files. There is also a photo of the mount on the taxidermy page. Odds are that I will never top that fish, but I will be out there trying until I drop....
Joined: 10 Feb 2005 Posts: 75 Location: Diamond Springs
Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:21 pm Post subject:
The article was very inspirational to say the least. About half way through I was thinking "what am I doing at this stupid computer when fish like that are out there right now"! They're a little more dynamic than me though. All I want are the brown's, everything else is just icing on the cake. _________________
Joined: 14 Jan 2004 Posts: 50 Location: san jose ca
Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:05 am Post subject:
We appreciate the interest and thank you for the kind words. Also, special thanks to Rick and Mark for putting the story on the website. On these websites there are a lot of good fisherman and we are just some of the guys.
I do have to admit the story turned out better than we'd hoped. Where do you begin? What to include and leave out? etc.
Also, we are glad the brown scene has calmed down. It isn't about competion... it is the catching, sharing stories and information, and the enjoyment of trophy trout fishing that really matters most.
Thanks again and good luck with the big ones.
Gordon and Pops _________________
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