Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Salmon on the fly

Hi folks, guided up north yesterday chasing Landlocked salmon with the fly rods.  Water is still above the seasonal flow for the year, but the clarity was good.  Water temperature was 53 degrees under bright blue skies.  We moved around yesterday fishing different holes.  Do not like concrete feet.  We tried a few different streamer flies like mickey finn and a black ghost and id not draw even a follow.  When we started to dead drift a #10 tungsten prince with a #18 BWO dropper we started to get some strikes.  We hooked and missed a lot of smaller salmon until a big boy decided to respond.  Landed a 3lb almost 20" male salmon that jumped 5 times.  Spectacular fight.  Interesting how the salmon get out of the water the moment they are hooked.  You really need to put the pressure on the big salmon or they get out of the hole where they were hooked and you are stuffed.  Off to chase trout today.  Remember to clean your gear and keep the non-native species at home.  Have Fun, Willy