What's your Coho setup?

#2
I'm an 8 wt, Outbound Short full intermediate and huge stinger clouser guy myself.

A salty six weight will handle those fish just fine in most cases, I prefer the 8 mostly because I like fishing huge flies. Not the biggest Rio fan anymore but the OBS is still the best line I've found for throwing huge junk
 
#3
9' seven wt fast action, large arbor Hardy CLS 5000 with three cassettes loaded with a floater, intermediate and full sink. Baitfish, clousers, hot pink, chartreuse Alaska flies.
 

DimeBrite

MA-9 Beach Stalker
#4
6 weight Scott Radian 9'6" and 6 weight Scott Meridian 9'0" fly rods. Nautilus NV-G and Bauer CFX4 reels. Scientific Angler Streamer Express and Rio Coastal Quick Shooter fly lines in 6 and 7 weight sizes.

When the weather gets very stormy, I'll use my 7 weight Sage Z-Axis 9'6" fly rod.
 

Bagman

Active Member
#5
This will be the first year that both elbows are not hurting, so I will not start out with my Loop 11 foot 6wt switch rod, but I will still be using a loop Evotec 7-9 reel with a 8wt Rio outbound short on a sage Xi2 8wt, or Sage RPLXI 7 wt. The fly I will start with a 1/2 and 1/2, in pink, white, and chartreuse.
 

XP

Active Member
#7
I don't think the rod, reel, fly or line set up is all that important for beach coho but its fun to talk about gear so this is what I use.

690 Xi3 with clear long headed clear intermediate with a small pink or chart clouser. I might start using a 40+sinking line on this rod more since I can cast it a mile and it cuts through wind and current.

or

890 X with clear long headed clear intermediate with a large pink or chart clouser. In a perfect world I would use a pure distance rod instead but this is my all around 8 weight and it's pleasant to cast all day.
 
#8
Many thanks to you all for sharing your setups! I think I'm going to be picking up a Rio outbound short for my 8wt...

@XP curious what you think are the more important aspects to focus on for beach coho?
 

holtad

Active Member
#11
I'm on a 7wt Sage Salt, paired with Hatch +7, and an Airflow 40+. I'm either using a pink/chart clouser, or flawing sandlance/herring patterns.

Agree w/ XP through, name of the game is being at the right location & the right time (done by some skill, a lot of luck, a ton of early mornings @ the beach or a combo of all three). I also try to fight my self-doubting inner monologue and channel @Stonefish who will tell you that more time with your fly in the water is the best way to increase your chances. Changing files/locations (during that session) a ton is counterproductive!
 

Trapper

Author, Writer, Photographer
#12
I've never fished for Coho (Silvers) anywhere but Alaska. Most were in the 9-16 lb range. I use a Sage 890 RPLxi with an Abel reel. I have a few spools, WF floating, Teeny 200. My favorite flies are Clousers and articulated Dolly Lamas.

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Are the Cohos you WFF anglers are catching off the beach in the Sound in the size range as Alaska?
 

holtad

Active Member
#14
I've never fished for Coho (Silvers) anywhere but Alaska. Most were in the 9-16 lb range. I use a Sage 890 RPLxi with an Abel reel. I have a few spools, WF floating, Teeny 200. My favorite flies are Clousers and articulated Dolly Lamas.

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Are the Cohos you WFF anglers are catching off the beach in the Sound in the size range as Alaska?
Beauty of a fish. I think most of us on the PS beaches consider anything 7lbs+ to be a "big" fish. At least that is my take given that for the odd fish that goes 10+ there a A LOT in the 4-6lb range. Or I may just be jaded from a couple years back when the catch was plentiful but tiny.
 

Trapper

Author, Writer, Photographer
#15
Thanks for the feedback, gents. Here's another photo of a Silver that had made it a lot more miles inland than the previous Silver photo I posted which was taken on the Peninsula near Becharoff Lake.

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