I'd like some opinions from my FFOL friends. According to an article in the latest Fly Tyer magazine, a gentleman from Australia traveled to the Northwest Territories of Canada, apparently in search of one or more fly rod records. While fishing for shallow water lake trout, he caught and landed a 30 pound 8 ounce laker. Nice fish! My personal gripe: he did it on a 3-weight rod, with a 2-pound tippet. The fight (?) lasted- get this- 4 hours and 13 minutes. The fish was released after being "rested", and swam away.

The question: is this sport, or is it ego? My opinion is the latter, but I'm open to others views.