Not a flaw on it. 22 1/2 inches. Sure wish I knew where the wife put the diigital camera. &*^%$#@! Took pics with a regular camera though. Hope to have some nice reference pics to post soon. Three or four more pics left on the roll of film. What amazes me is I planted this fish last fall at not over 3 lbs. probably closer to 2 lbs! It was the first planting for that pond so it can't be a holdover. God I love those colors and that big hook jaw! For those of you that have brooks and browns reserved I'm hard at work catching them ;D and will contact you when I have the freezer full. The rest will be posted on this site as first come first serve. Took a 17 1/2 inch brook out of the pond today too just under 3 lbs.