First salmon on the fly!

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Thomas Williams, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Had a short window to fish and took it. Hit a well known beach in MA 13 while I was home from Yakima for the day. Caught a nice Coho which I gladly kept and released another pink. The pink fought like hell it was cool. Both fish were a blast on my 5wt Beulah Spey. Both fish were caught on green and pink clousers. I cant wait to pick up my 6wt single handler this week.

  2. Jeff Dodd Active Member

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  3. Jonathan Tachell Active Member

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  4. ten80 Active Member

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    Coho for first fish is awesome! I always fish beaches as if I'm going for coho (fast strip and clouser or shock n awe pattern), but that doesn't stop pinks from jumping on my hook.
  5. Coug84 Go Cougs!!!

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  6. Cole L Fish Fiend

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    That's nothing to complain about! Nice fish and congrats on the first!
  7. triploidjunkie Active Member

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    Good job, Thomas! I've never caught a salmon before.
  8. Steve Kokita FISHON206

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    Nice job! Fun on a 5wt! You should've kept the pink too, eat em fresh they're tasty! Great fighters!
  9. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Nice solid coho!
  10. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    I dont have a smoker or I probably would have. Im picking up a beulah platinum 696-4 from Puget Sound Fly Co on thurs so I will be pounding the beaches again this weekend. Im gonna do some exploring. Triploid if you ever wanna head over the pass id be glad to take you to some beaches.
  11. tinman207 Active Member

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    Congrats! Beauty!
  12. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    From your neck of the woods to mine, it's a doable trip. Head over in the next couple weeks and I'll get you several.