Wednesday, December 18, 2013

THE TOP 10 THINGS TO REMEMBER WHILE FISHING STEELHEAD ON THE SALMON RIVER IN NEW YORK

We are going to be fast approaching some late winter fishing in New York.  Before you know it March and April will seem close at hand and you might want to be ready.  Here are a few items to think about.

#10-When nymphing leave your fast action rod in the car, the softer more shock resistant the better, those fish are crazy
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#9- Get to the river well before dawn, you will be lucky to be first
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#8-3X Fluorocarbon works fine using a Davy Knot at the fly and a Double Surgeon leader to tippet, lighter will get you a few more hook ups but you won't stand much of a chance
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#7-Change flies every 15 casts
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#6-Have enough flies with you to give patterns that work to others, you will receive in kind
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#5-Visit all the local fly shops, spend money at each, and ask the same questions looking for consistency
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#4-Constantly check your leader for damage
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#3-If you are swinging flies always choose the harder to access less frequented side of the river
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#2-Let your fly dangle in the current at the end of each swing
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And the #1 thing to remember while fishing Steelhead on the Salmon River in New York

 You are but a humble participant in a game that will require all the skill you can surmount when a big November Steelhead decides it is the boss..........  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

very well said