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Old 02-26-2001, 07:24 AM
NWflyfisher NWflyfisher is offline
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Puget Sound
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RE:Most overlooked fishery out there?

Many of us here in Washington wade into the bays and estuaries around Puget Sound and Hood Canal to flyfish for coho (aka silver) salmon and cutthroat trout. Amphipod and baitfish patterns are very productive and a 6-wt setup is sufficient. The resident coho and cutthroat provide a year-round opportunity for the flyfisher. Excitement peaks when the coho's larger cousins return from their ocean journey in the fall. It seems with each trip to the salt, I encounter a growing number of flyfishers "discovering" this fishery. Though it may have been overlooked in the past, increasing river closures is the catalyst causing flyfishers around Puget Sound and Hood Canal to look to the salt and what they're finding is an excellent alternative.
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