Sunday, May 6, 2007

Spey Rods Rule

5/6/07 -- It is amazing how much easier spey rods make fishing the Salmon River compared to using a single-handed rods. The catch rate between my fishermen using two-anded rods compared to single-handed rods is so lop-ided; you would think you were fishing totally different rivers.

The water flow is at 500 CFS. This is a great water flow for fly fishing. Enough water to keep the fish comfortable yet we can easily get our flies down to the depths we need to fish. Water temperatures the last couple of days has been fluctuating between the high 40s to low 50s. At this water temperature the steelhead are responding very good to flies fished on a swing. We are covering a lot of water and catching a lot of fish. The whole river has been fishing well the last couple of days.

Our productive flies have been: Mickey fin tied as a tube fly about 2 1/2 inches long, Brown Woolly buggers size 4, Royal Coachmans wet size 4 and Kevin’s black stone fly size 8.

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