1st SRC / What did I catch?!

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  1. Brian James

    Brian James New Member

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    Caught my very first searun today on a fly I tied. Pretty sweet.

    Then I caught what I believe to be a coho jack (on another fly I tied - also pretty sweet), but I don't know for sure if that's what it is. It fought like a rainbow jumping and tailwalking. It was stout, gave my 7wt a niiiice bend.

    Any one care to help a guy out?


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  2. Skeena88

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    Can't see the mouth interior very well, nor the spot distribution on the tail, but it is definitely not a sea run cutt. Looks like a coho to me. Nice job on your own flies too:).
     
  3. Jake Bannon

    Jake Bannon nymphs for steelhead....

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    Sounds like you had a great day. As for the fish, definitly a coho. Forked tail = salmon for sure.
     
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    for sure coho... white gums and no spots on the lower tail
     
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    Tom Johnston Been around a while

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    Nice resi.
     
  6. Brian James

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    There was some black on the mouth, the 'lips'.

    Thanks.
     
  7. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    But the gum line is whiteish I believe. You should be able to look in the regs or online for pics that show how to identify a coho and other salmon. Good for you on your catch! Now you need to downsize to a lighter rod such as a 5 wt. :thumb:
     
  8. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    resident coho
     
  9. Peter Pancho

    Peter Pancho Active Member

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    dude, I was catching those like mad the other day as well, hard fighters! Did you see the schools!? Everywhere where I was..
     
  10. Brian James

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    Yeah, he put up a great fight.

    I didn't see schools, at least on the surface. Good day though.
     

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