Tyler - the pleasure was all mine as they say, you've redefined the potential of what a spey cast can do in my book; and what I used to think was a trick cast (spiral roll) has now been registered as a deadly weapon in my mind.
I've always heard about tyee refusing the fly in the salt chuck but have experienced a degree of success with large kings in rivers, even springers in the Lewis R., and to an extent in the salt (when the coho could not lure me to them). It seems even the best feel the conquest of tyee on flies is difficult. I've become obsessed with figuring this out and have confidence that some of the things I've experienced with many years of coho, stripers, and river kings might be of value in this quest. I'd love someday to visit an area such as Langara and research this.
BTW - if it appeals to you, perhaps we could put together a hooknose on the fly article and ask Langara to sponsor it in exchange for a full blown ad in the guild.