The line just comes tight and swings through the run, just like it has on the previous 10 or so casts. This time there is a sudden stop, something gets in the way of your swing, something that wasn't there before. An explosion occurs as a healthy king salmon emerges from the depths and it's on!
Swinging flies for king/chinook salmon is one of the most challenging things to do in the fly fishing world, which makes it so rewarding when you make the connection.
Much of our time on the water with guests is spent with a 2-handed fly rod chasing salmon and trout. Our favorite fish to chase has to be king salmon.
We started out this season chasing these behemoths on Mother's Day and were welcomed (3 or 4 casts later) by a healthy hen of about 20lbs. She looked like she couldn't be more t View more...