Who is excited for Pinks?!?!

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by yellowlab, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Flyfishing Dad

    Flyfishing Dad displaced Alaskan

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    My adult son and I sure want to grab the flyrods and go after them, but we don't have a clue where to go, or how to try for 'em in the salt. Read a lot about it, and it sounds like fun.
     
  2. Dehlan G

    Dehlan G Member

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    This and a variation tied w/ pink or orange sparkly chenille for the body worked very well for me two years ago. Quick short strips. Let the fly settle in and sink before stripping back in.

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    To those who are new to salmon fly fishing off the beach, make sure your double haul is on point. The fish do come in close to shore at times but backcasting room, crowds at the well known beaches, and wind (especially on the North Sound beaches) make fly casting more difficult.

    I know I'm excited. Bring em on!
     
  3. P.Dieter

    P.Dieter Just Another Bubba

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    I like the elegance and solitude of pink fishing
     
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  4. Woooo weeee about 4 months away!!!
     
  5. Porter

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    Yeah...and until?
     
  6. Still have winter steel, eastern WA and BC Stillwater, Springer Chinook, Lings, Westport Summer Kings, Swiftsure Coho, so plenty to keep me busy including next weekend razor clam dig. Despite the anticipation, plenty of action to keep us busy each week, but still looking forward to sight casting for the slimers
     
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    Right On !!!!
     
  8. Shaun Martin

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    Newish to WA. This will be my first pink salmon season. 7wt too much rod? Anything helps. Thanks!
     
  9. wadin' boot

    wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    7wt is perfect.
     
  10. Steve Saville

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    I used a 7 wt. most of the run two years ago but finally switched to an 8 wt. because my arms were really getting tired.:) The fish seem, at least in my opinion, to be getting bigger each run. I have some pics from 2005 that show fish in the 1 - 2 lb. range. In 2011 I was averageing 3- 5 lb. fish.
     
  11. 83uflyer

    83uflyer New Member

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    I am too. Started tying up some flies last month. I'm just hoping this year is better for me that 2011. It was my first go at Pinks in the river and I was blanked. It would have been maddening, but I can't complain when I'm standing in a river. On more than one occasion I watched someone walk up near me, throw the same gear in the river and pull fish within 5 casts.
     
  12. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    And the north sound fish tend to be bigger than the south sound fish. In 2011, I'd say my average north sound fish was in the 6-7lb range. Had multiple in the 9-10lb class as well.
     
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  13. Steve Saville

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    I may have been conservative in my estimate. I didn't want people to get too psyched up.:) The fish I caught were pretty nice.
     
  14. John Weston

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    yep, getting closer. tying some new flies for the pinkies. here pinkie, come too my woolly bugger. yeah, fish on. tight lines

    Outlaw
     
  15. porterHause

    porterHause Just call me Jon

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    Show of those fly's in this month's fly salon!

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