salmon on a fly

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  1. rainbow

    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

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    Ok I guess the only way to tell you is to show you the picture's
    It took half an hour to land it on A 5/6 rod with A 6 pound leader and a nimph.

    It wore me out

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    mid nema river on hyway 101 under bridge.
     
  2. Peter Pancho

    Peter Pancho Active Member

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    Vicious cool teeth! I don't normally fish for salmon, but what kind of salmon is that again? Sweeet!




    "Follow Me and I will make you fishers of Men"
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  3. rainbow

    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

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    It is a chinook. It was the bigest thing I ever caught on a 5/6 weight rod. I was the greatest. It faught like a horse.
     
  4. circlespey

    circlespey Active Member

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    Not to be nitpicky, but that's definitely a chum, not a chinook. Chums are an absolute blast on a fly rod.
     
  5. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    What do I know---I'm just an old man

    I believe it is a Chum Salmon and as dark as it is I'd let it go also. But I bet it put up one hell of a fight. He's lucky it didn't break his rod. chum are good for that.

    Jim
     
  6. Tom Merrill

    Tom Merrill Member

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    WOW! Nice fish on a 5/6 weight! It took a while to load the pics, but congratulations!

    Any chance that is a chum? :DUNNO I haven't seen many chinook with coloring like that. I'm not the most experienced salmon fisher, however.

    Tom
     
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    Tom Merrill Member

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    Hey Circlespey, looks like I was 1 minute late on your same observation!

    Tom
     
  8. dlw

    dlw New Member

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    It's a chum.
    Nice to see there are already a few in the rivers. I havn't even seen any silvers in the rivers yet, let alone a chum.

    Looks like you released it though. :SAD Between the net, the rocks, time out of water, and a 30 min battle I would be shocked if the fish is still alive. It would be a miracle if that thing has enough strength left to spawn. Probably should have kept it if it were legal to do so. If not, it should have been broken off right away. Just because they look tough and mean, doesn't mean they shouldn't be handled carefully.
     
  9. YAKIMA

    YAKIMA AKA: Gregory Mine

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    Hate to say otherwise my friend, but thats a chum...
     
  10. rainbow

    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

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    It definitly rested A minute. But It did take of just fine!
     
  11. Dutchman

    Dutchman Tom Van Gelder

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    Sorry rainbow but I agree it's a chum. But they are fun to catch on a fly.
    Tom
     
  12. rainbow

    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

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    Ok I guess it is a chum, but it was definitly a blast. A fight I wount soon forget.
     
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    cuponoodle breakfast Bigfoot is blurry

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    I agree that it was a chum... a chum that was faught for too long on too light of tackle, then poorly released.
     
  14. rainbow

    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

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    I went there for src's and ended up with this. What do you mean poorly released, I made sure I got pictures so that some body woundent say that. And you do it any way. Why?
     
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    Dutchman Tom Van Gelder

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    Rainbow, no mater how hard we try we can never please everybody. I still think it was a nice fish and hope you enjoyed catching it as much as the pictures show.
    Tom