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steelheadmike72


took both rods today..landed 2 on fly and 2 on gear..goodtimes
steelheadmike72


Monahan

That is one chrome fish, Nice fish.
steelheadmike72

ended up 2 on fly. 4 on gear..
this was my first ever coho on the fly..wow ..fun
tightlines.
Monahan

Where were you fishing? Ocean? River?
steelheadmike72

in salt water but very close to the rivers
gearbox

them's some awesome catches, as usual. you're having a great season up there, steelhead. pretty awesome to be able to do that right there on your doorstep.
steelheadmike72

thanks...so glad I moved back up here after being gone for 30 years..should have came back 20 years ago..
couple more weeks and it will be my 1st year back fishing since i wass a kid..I'm pretty impressed with the fishing ive done in a year..epecially with the fly fishing.I've definatly put the hours in and worked hard for it..and of course had FUN.
tighlines.
sharphooks moderator

just goes to show the kid can come back ! keep having fun and entertaining all of us as well. your posts are always great, Mike.
seanrafuse

quick question. you think i would be alright with a regular ol' 6wt for pinks? i really wanna try but i also dont want to lose my rod as i cant afford another at this time.


is this possible? i have a larger reel and lots of backing.
steelheadmike72

I would definatly use a 6wt..if its just pink in the system your fishing..here where I fish I used my 4/5wt switch on pinks until I knew there were coho there too..now I use my 7wt switch..2weeks back i hooked into a big chum on my 7wt..landed it just fine..next cast I break my tip on a 5lb pink.its a tough choice risk it and maybe break it..or risk it and have it be just fine.
If it were me..I'd fish it..just take it easy if it seems big n strong..maybe use a lighter tippit that you can break off easier.
I dont know that id wanna catch a 12 chrome coho on it..but it would sure be fun.
goodluck deciding..let me know how it works for you.
tightlines.
seanrafuse

right on! thanks buddy. ya i figured if i play the fish right and treat it like it is (a pinky on a 6wt) i should be able to pull it off.

will post results when i get a chance to get out

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