Pink techniques for rivers

#32
Those are nice Evan.
Not the least bit surprised at their effectiveness.
Thanks for sharing. I've had pretty good success with white over the years
 
#34
Evan, thanls for the pictures.
What color is the flashaboo- on my computer it shows up as gold (I assume its chartruse)
It's actually orange, which has some green tinge in the light.

today and yesterday, my boat put 50+ fish in the net both days. the bite seems to be very spot specific, as some holes with fish all over would yield absolutely nothing... then another with the same activity would be an every cast ordeal.
 
#35
It's actually orange, which has some green tinge in the light.

today and yesterday, my boat put 50+ fish in the net both days. the bite seems to be very spot specific, as some holes with fish all over would yield absolutely nothing... then another with the same activity would be an every cast ordeal.
I've witnessed the same thing. Typically when I'm on a bunch of fish I change flies, depth, etc. until I figure it out. This season - not so much. If they're not interested I'm probably not going to see the big fish day
 
#36
I've witnessed the same thing. Typically when I'm on a bunch of fish I change flies, depth, etc. until I figure it out. This season - not so much. If they're not interested I'm probably not going to see the big fish day
Yesterday, I was thinking it was just that particular school we hit in those spots. But today and yesterday, we hit all the same spots, and got snubbed in the same spots as yesterday, and slayed in the same spots. Not sure what causes that to happen.
 
#37
Yesterday, I was thinking it was just that particular school we hit in those spots. But today and yesterday, we hit all the same spots, and got snubbed in the same spots as yesterday, and slayed in the same spots. Not sure what causes that to happen.
Do you know if the flow level was the same?? Tough to eye-ball sometimes - especially if you're fishing the Skagit
 

skyrise

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#38
i try to fish the snohomish in the tidal influence area's. the bright pink/cerise seem to work better there. one day its a slow strip the next its a hard short pull. you do have to wait for the fish to move up.
no slivers showing yesterday though ?
up river we go smaller and sparse. sometimes purple, orange, white, or what Evan had in his pic.
sometimes just pink thread wrapped on a hook with a small dab of pink/cerise marabou.
 
#40
About a month ago I watched 2 guys reel in around 40 pinks. Using red yarn. I was there for about 2.5 hours to limit out on silvers. They were having a blast
 
#43
No it was mixed in with pink on a fly, some guy on the Nisqually said it. lol. And it would be attached to a 15' leader with a slinky weight, c'mon Thomas.