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Egan shocked by Fly gold

Updated: July 7, 2005, 7:56 PM ET
By Steve Wright | ESPN Outdoor Games staff

RENO, Nev. — Lance Egan decided it was time to cut his losses. After catching a 23-inch brown trout and a 19-inch rainbow trout during a practice session earlier this week on the Truckee River, Egan simply wanted to keep from zeroing when he caught an 11-inch trout at 7 p.m. Friday.

The 25-year-old Egan, a professional fly fisherman from Sandy, Utah, was shocked to learn a few hours later that the 11-inch fish was big enough to earn him the Fly Fishing gold medal at ESPN's Great Outdoor ...

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