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Fly Fishing for Spring Chinook Salmon

Fly Fishing for Spring Chinook Salmon

By: Mark Bachmann

Spring Chinook are a little bit like summer steelhead in as they return to their birth river several months before spawning. They are the toughest salmonids in our area, averaging 14 to 25 pounds, and they can sometimes exceed 40 pounds. Some years, 30-pound bucks are quite common and when you hook one of these beasts, be prepared for a fight. All Spring Chinooks arrive to the river ocean-bright and they have plenty of fat reserves to sustain them until they spawn in September...

Guided Fly Fishing Trips: Oregon Spring Chinooks

Guided Fly Fishing Trips: Oregon Spring Chinooks

Lots of folks spend big bucks and go to Alaska for Chinooks. True Alaska Chinooks are often bigger, but Oregon Chinooks bite flies just as well and you don't have to worry about bears...

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Perfect Prom Dress Steelhead Flies

Perfect Prom Dress Steelhead Flies

These flies should be in your salmon and steelhead arsenal...

 

 

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RIO InTouch Skagit Max GameChanger

RIO InTouch Skagit Max GameChanger

RIO’s INTOUCH SKAGIT MAX GAMECHANGER heads are the perfect delivery system for casting large flies and sink tips...

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Spey Rods for Chinooks

Spey Rods for Chinooks

These are our choices for Chinook spey rods. Whereas steelhead Spey tackle is in the 6/7/8 range Chinook rods average 8/9/10 sizes. In Chinook fishing not only are the fish larger, but the flies average larger as well, so it takes heavier lines to cast these flies comfortably...

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