When flashing pays off! September 26 2014, 0 Comments
When coho or silver salmon return to their native rivers to spawn, they become a good target for fly fishermen. Deep pools of almost still water connected to the main river flow should see the salmon stacking up. Typically the fish will sit near the bottom, so you need to get your presentation down. Short strips in the right zone, and a fly that attracts their attention is all you need to bring one of these beauties in. There isn't much written about flies for coho in rivers, and to be honest, most of the flies written about have simply not worked for me. Small bead head flash flies work time and time again. In the deep pools, I'll use these 90% of the time.
Here's a proven fly. Quick, simple to tie, cheap, and drives the coho mad.
Tie up a few yourself and flash those coho. With your waders on of course!