Just trying to set a benchmark here. 'Tis the season for staging coho, and the catch-to-cast ratio I've witnessed seems to be roughly one hookup per 15 hours of casting. The one day I got out this weekend was pretty typical for me - but I've only been out targeting these fish a handful of times over the past few years - five guys hammering away for 3 hours with one hookup per the bunch. Aside from me - everyone seemed to know what they were doing. So here's the question - is that as good as it gets, or are there times when the fish turn on and it's lights out fishing - even for ~30 minutes? I'm probably typical in that it's almost impossible for me to give up and stop casting when there's big-ass fish jumping within casting range, but I couldn't help thinking "These guys must know something that I don't." That is, they must have had at least *one* day where they gutted it out casting endlessly for hours, and were rewarded with action way hotter than one bite per 15 man hours of casting. Mind you - I'm not complaining, and I'm perfectly happy to plug away with no fish to hand as long as there's the prospect of something big hammering my fly - but I have a hard time believing everyone else is cool with that too. So what's up - is fishing for staging coho glorified casting practice even in the best of times, even when you're fishing small, sparse patterns with a textbook "amphipod hop" or are there times when you've been able to consistently connect with the oh-so-visible fish?