I was thrilled to hook, land and release a char today on a river that is only 16 min drive from my house. I got the idea from a fellow fly fisherman yesterday. He let me try out his spey rod and told me his friend catches "trout" that feed behind spawning salmon. I looked up the method on you tube last night and tied up some leaders with 10bl stren line, #4 mustad hook. The U Tube vid was for strictly trout, but I though I had better beef it up a little just in case I hooked a B run Silver like the one I caught last week. I used a fast action 6wt which was overkill for the small char, but it cast the split shot well. See the video at . Watch the video , the young man dispels common misconceptions about this method. This is a new method to me.