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In Topic: Looking for thoughts on adjusting to changing river conditions

13 September 2017 - 09:31 PM

It can be frustrating when you find a nice piece of water yet it seems void of fish. 2 years ago I fished a stretch of river that produced over a dozen good size fish in a few hours, this year it produced zero fish yet other stretches seemed to fish way better than in previous years. The best advice I can give you is to be versatile, keep trying different techniques, fish at different times of the year, different times of day, different water levels/colour etc. and try to develop a pattern in your river. i don't think anybody has is figured out completely and that's part of the fun in my opinion. My 2 biggest this year came on a size 10 fly, last year on a size 18

In Topic: The Ultimate Photo Thread

13 September 2017 - 09:10 PM

That is a monster!

In Topic: Swinging for salmon

07 September 2017 - 09:38 PM

Last fall I had a few good takes in a smaller trib on black woolly buggers (size 6 if I remember correctly).
But like IR4J said - be ready with some slack and don't underestimate the power of those fish even when they're getting pretty dark. I had a 9'-6" 7-wt with a 14 lb leader (great setup for throwing decently large flies) but realized I was way undergunned on my first fish. Any little obstruction in the river and you're done. I'd recommend an 8-wt at the very least.

Thanks for the tip. I'm using a 6/7 switch right now

In Topic: Swinging for salmon

07 September 2017 - 09:34 PM

Yes its a pretty effective method, using big intruder style flies can certainly pay off when a big aggressive salmon eats. The hardest part is finding appropriate water to swing.... I tend to run a 20lb mono leader as shock leader  and always keep 18-24 inchs of line loose ready to pay out when I get hit.

Yeah I'm gonna have to up my tippet, I was using 12 lb and it snapped like it was 7X. Thanks for the tip. This fish hit at the tailout of a long pool behind a couple of boulders. Do you look for anything specific in the water that you swing? Or is it just trial and error to find those areas where they seem to be more aggresive?

In Topic: Looking for 8wt fly rod/reel

05 September 2017 - 10:02 PM

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