I was going thru the archives of the newsletter at Rainland Fly Casters, generally perusing the interesting and informative info, and ran across a couple of patterns tied by Chuck Cameron (longtime, highly respected NW fly angler and master fly tier, from what I've read). One was a Reversed Spider, a searun cutt pattern tied in purple, and the other was a simple chartreuse Coho fly for the lower rivers and estuaries here on the coast. What i noticed was that the recipe for the reversed spider calls for hook sizes 10, 8, or 6 (standard sizes for the reversed spider), while the coho pattern presented calls for hook sizes 10, 12, or 14. I suspect that the flies I have been using, in my previous attempts to fool Coho in the lower rivers here, may have been too large. Maybe this is because I caught my first fly-caught adult Coho on a size 4 "flash fly" I had concocted. Remembering where I found that fish, it was in a shaded and deep run, in a creek with cedar stained waters, and the Coho were hiding under some logs. I really got lucky that day. I think the moon was right, or something, since I also caught my first fly-caught Chum that day (2 very bright hens), on a #6 pattern (had a green floss body ribbed with gold tinsel and natural squirrel tail wing/tail). I'm going to tie up some of those smaller Coho flies (on some extra-strong hooks) and give them a try this year. These Coho aren't those puny little Puget Sound "rezzies." I'm talkin' about hatchery spawned coastal berzerkers, typically in the 9 to 14 pound range. The bigger (mostly wild where I like to fish for them) Coho usually arrive later, mid Nov or so. I also noticed that Chuck Cameron has a fly shop down in Seaview, WA. There's a lot of good water to be found along the drive between Grayland and Seaview, so it looks like I'm going to have to make a trip down that way this Fall and check out his fly shop.