I had a blast last night. 7 pinks on a 6 wt in 1.5 hours. Of the 7, only 2 were brought to hand for C&R, the rest spit the hook or broke the line. I was using a nymphing floating line with a trout sink tip. Problem was, the sink tip mono was lighter than the 10 lb line I used for a leader, so I broke the sink tip loop twice. I was fishing walking speed water knee to belly deep. Started by roll casting straight out, mending, then swinging. Found I was hanging up on the bottom with this method, so I started casting at approx 10 position and the sink tip did it's majic swinging the fly right in front of the fish. 10 lb straight Stren leader, no fancy tapered lines. Gamakatsu brand #2 Octopus hook, Purple yarn enhanced with Smelly Jelly paste shrimp/anise did the trick. The 6 wt handled the small pinks well - I was surprised. This was the first time hooking salmon on a 6wt. I love casting the lighter rod. I have an 8wt, but it is not as much fun to fish because it makes my elbow ache.