when magazine articles begin by stating " in fact you can catch river salmon on the fly! the implication is river salmon are not fair sport. why? because when i can deploy every tactic in my arsenal, begining with a downstream drift ala steelhead, switch about, including everything from waking and striping muddlers to dead drifting chatruese eggs, and then have fish inexplictably turn on swinging flys (i return to my favorite technique!) this is not the sporting challlenge fly fishing is based on! when the secret everyone seems to convey is , either piss em of so they strike or pray you get lucky and they "turn on"this is not fair sport. please convince me otherwise i'd really like this to work. i have heard fish, i.e. coho, become more bite-y when stacked upstream. is this fair sport? there is no doubt that feeding saltwater coho are not only fair sport, but excellent sport! p.s i am a fish fanatic and cannot help myself when it comes to at least experiencing once, any way, to half way reasonably hook fish!