round one: with L,M & E
we hate driving east to battle other anglers so we headed north on a scouting trip. we found a run with happy fish and tied in to a few. L had some troubles with his setup … a free spooling 6 wt fly reel did not help him battle some of the big coho we found. We both tied in to a few fish. we where trying to get M to hook up on a fresh chum. He was snagged on bottom (of so he thought) until it jumped twice at him and scared the crap out of us. i was able to find an little dolly in the second pool
round two: L,H & E
we went back out on a less than ideal day in the same spot. the river was blown and i ended snapping the tip on my switch rod. it was not a happy day… lets go to megs99.
round 3: L,H & E
we got this… with my switch rod in pieces i pulled out my spay setup. its a 13ft heavyweight but hell i was bombing casts as far as i want. we rolled in to spot and found a few guys setting up before it was light. it was misty morning and the sun just barley started to burn when we started. second cast on a massive swing i hooked in to a monster. its nice feeling when you walk in and hook up first. a big fresh coho buck had my spey rod bent over as it cartwheeled all over. but alas he was too feisty and rolled me off in the shallows. not bad for two cast in. L was back in the game with a new setup and wasted no time in landing a nice coho shortly after my loss.
more on this spot to come