I broke in my fly rod yesterday on a nice little Kings River rainbow trout. It hit a double bead stonefly nymph in a deep pool, I had another strike in the same pool but was too slow on the hook set. At the end of the day we stopped by a very popular spot and luckily no one was there so we had no competition for the prime spots on the river. I headed to where the fast moving shallow water dropped off into a deep pool at a bend in the river. It's an excellent section of water with an undercut bank for the trout to hide under and a nice big eddy between the far bank and the shallow edge for resting in while they wait for the "food" to get swept passed them. I casted the double bead nymph upstream and let it drift into the eddy and all of a sudden my line goes tight, the rod doubles over and I see a huge white flash deep in the water so I strip set the hook and then.........Pop my line snaps and the huge trout disappears into the river >:( Based on the size of the white belly i saw when it hit my fly I bet the trout was around 24". The local guys we talked to earlier in the day at that spot said they have been catching a lot of trophy sized (5-6#, 24" plus) trout in the exact spot we were.... Needless to say I'll probably remember the one that got away more than the first one I got on my new setup!