Springers on a fly??

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by sandspanker, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. I totally agree with this. There is no place they can't go, and many times they go everywhere! I only fish for them in the salt, and it's one of my favorite fisheries!
     
  2. even a few days up river they rule!!!! twitch...twitch..KA-BOOM! I can't wait for june
     
  3. I like Kwickfish, spinners, and comets.

    Mainly Kwickfish because I mean really....
     
  4. I love steelhead. In fact after catching one on a fly I have pretty much fished for nothing else. This last Sept. on the Deschutes the river was up and cloudy and I had caught a jack during the morning swing session for steelhead. So I decided to huck the fastest sink tip I could manage and hooked a king. Changed my life. Love them both.
     
  5. ...wrapped with bacon.
     
  6. I have caught them fresh from the salt in estuaries of bristol bay, and they will hand you your ass. Here is one that turned into sashimi.
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  7. I have allready felt the pull of a big springer from the Columbia near Woodland. Used my gear rod, koon shrimp with a gob of goo on it. It would have been a kick in the butt if I were using my fly rod!
     
  8. I have only hooked one and that was while shad fishing on the Columbia with a small chartreuse dart. Last year I had three friends catch four springers on the fly and the earliest was in January. Springers are amazing creatures.

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  9. everythings better with bacon!
     
  10. there is nothing like that pull.......I know that spot!
     
  11. This is the picture that keeps me motivated to find one on a fly.
     
  12. Adrenaline... That video captures it pretty well...
    a person just has to bow down to the power of a spring chinook.
     
  13. So true matty. Bet youre the only one on this board besides me to ever be to that spot.
     

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