This pic is from a good customer with a big brown. He caught this on his Carpenter Bros 8' 5 weight. It measured 24" and he had to have a fellow fisherman help him land it because it wouldn't fit in his net. I had this happen to me this summer on the Henry's Fork. I went up to the Trouthunter the next day and bought a new net. It was a hard decision for me because they aren't cheap.