Finicky Salmon

2 months 3 weeks ago - 2 months 3 weeks ago #53122 by Rubin Jala
Somehow I've managed to miss out on the previous year bumper Salmon run. And so am really stoked to get reacquainted once again. Almost forgotten how fantastic a sportfish they are. Had a ball getting them on poppers and have done really well on the Rapala X-Rap Longcast which makes release much easier.

Challenge for me now is to land one on fly. Was out last week from Woodman's Point; heaps of boats out there but for some reason the Salmon just refused to play. Anchored just a casting distance from the white water, every now and then you'd see them jump and do aerials. Plan is to tease them in close with a popper and then tempt them with a fly. Good in theory, but not so easily done solo. Did manage to land a couple of these choppers on a clouser. Gave a good account of themselves on an 8wt. Salmon would have been a challenge. Have since upgraded to a BVK 10wt paired with a cool Lamson Litespeed Micra 5. Like Arnold says, 'I'll be back.'

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