Question On Salmon Fishing

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Stuart, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Stuart

    Stuart New Member

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    I have a G-Loomis 9 weight fly rod. What are some good tips for me on my set up for a tippet ? And can I use it on King Salmon in the Nisqually River ? or is it just for Steel Head?
     
  2. Chris Johnson

    Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    My first question would be, what line are you using, floating or sinking line? Floating line long, sinking short. And yes you can use it for kings. The link below has some leader fomulas from maxima that should serve you well

    http://www.flyfishusa.com/leaders/maxima.html#Formulas
     
  3. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

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    Tippet strength and reel brake will be the issue, along with the rod
    length. Kings generally run big, much more so than steelhead or coho.
    The up side of kings is that most will wind up on the Barbie and so playing them to death is not an issue. The down side is that an occasional wild fish will be hooked and a long time on the line is not a good thing.