Help a newbie??

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by mdjm66, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. mdjm66

    mdjm66 Member

    Jan 21, 2005
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    Cloverdale, BC
    Hey all:

    I am going to have the fortune of heading up to Shearwater Resort (thanks to a supplier) the first weekend in September.

    I have never saltwater fished for Coho, would love to try it, have a couple of questions:

    1) I have an Islander 3.6LX with a Rio VersaTip and a spare spool with a floater and a 15' ghost tip. Would either of these lines do the trick, or should I look at a new line? As I probably wont get a chance to do this too often, is it worthwhile getting a different line?
    2) I have a couple of 8 wt rods, these should be sufficient
    3) Cleaning the line and reel after fishing, what is the recommended practice?

    I am looking at both bucktails and clousers, from what I understand bucktails for trolling, clousers for sight casting.

    My biggest concern is who will be handling the boat while I am flyfishing, my wife has some experience driving our boat, but, not in the ocean, I feel that I may be flirting with disaster on this one, as these fish (at least when I have caught them on gear) go freakin ballistic.....

    Thanks in advance for your assistance.

    (Oh yeah, if anyone needs some lakes to fish in the BC Interior, I am willing to share a few for some help with this!)