Thanks, I did bite the cork in some of the non-posted pix and got pond water, fish flavor, and some grit in my mouth for it. lol! should have wiped the handle and my hands first. I did do a very lite bite on the rod shaft. In the adrenaline rush of the moment I was lucky not to slip into the pond or drop and injure the fish. hey, how about this one with the tippet appearing to come out of my nose!! har, har! now I wish I had at least measured the fish against my flyrod for a benchmark.....maybe next time we meet I will.