To an angler fly fishing on a calm day, there has to be no greater surprise than a bald eagle showing up to ruin your catch. According to the video, this eagle managed to steal a Dolly Varden trout that happened to be on the line, along with the backing and fly. To be fair, the eagle had attempted several tries earlier and finally managed to make off with a meal.


Eagles also accept fishy tributes, if offered politely. Watch as this majestic bird waits patiently while a young angler brings a 3 three-pound cutthroat trout out from under the ice.

WARNING: The video below contains some graphic content. Viewer discretion is advised.


Image screenshot of video by Norman Dreger on YouTube

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One thought on “Video: Bald Eagle Steals Fish Right off Angler’s Fly Line

  1. Where is this at? And given how eagles have been treated…it is good to see someone with a “eagles heart” share the bounty of God’s creation with one of His creatures rather then destroy them. Semper Fi to this good man and his son!

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