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KingFish

I'm going for Springs at Vedder. Is 20lbs line good enough or should I go with 30lbs and 20lbs leader?

As Alex mention before, use 3/0 hook? Can I catch Coho with this?

I have a Catala 400 and Convergence MH rod.

Your help is greatly appreciated.
Alex

If you want to target both Coho and Springs you may try 30/35lb main line and then change leaders:

for Coho - 12lb leader with #1, #2 hooks
for Springs - 20lb leader with #1/0 - #3/0 hooks

When fishing for Coho try to locate small pockets of water, which are not occupied by Springs/Chums.
KingFish

Alex,

Have you try the Spider Stealth Braided Line? Is it easy to cast? I'm thinking of getting the 50lbs line, with dia. of about 12lbs line. What do you think?

BTW - Thanks for all your help. Still alot to learn
Dyer Straits

kingFish - IMO 50lbs. is WAY too heavy even if it is the diameter of 12lb and spiderline tends to be of low quality...you should not need any more than 20-25....I got away with 12lb. mainline on my Islander Steelheader this year....no problems but stick with 15 and up. Generally avoid braided lines and superlines as they are meant for extreme abrasion environments such as bottom bouncing the fraser...stick to mono...more specifically maxima ultragreen...the standard for the vedder. Alex is right on the leaders (you can downsize to 8 or 10lb for coho and 15 or 10 for springs)and hooks....3/0 is pushing the limit in that river....once again you can catch springs on #4s with little difficulty, but generally stick to #1's for the big springs and chum.
Alex

Dyer, you are an avid angler, but in general heavier setups are safer for both new fishermen trying to land their first 20 fish and the environment - less hooks in the backs of salmon and less weights on the bottom of streams.

Tuf line 35 or even 50 lb works well as the main line (no stretching, easy to cast, less 'bird nests', better grip for the finger when landing fish and it is very durable).

Again, I think that it is wise for new anglers to use heavier equipment.
Dyer Straits

That is understandable Alex, but under certain circumstnces heavy lines like that will catch you very few fish...which i assume is the opposite of the goal to be achieved. I am just saying, the lighter lines will mean more hookups...not necessarily a 15lb mainline but a 25lb mainline would prove to be more effective than braided 50lb....even for a beginner. Braided line also tends to cross itself eventually cutting into itself. I was a beginner myself not too long ago and I had to learn how to fish a levelwind with no help and deal with all of the frustrations and BS that go along with it. I learned quickly, however, by watching what anglersaround me were doing and taking from that. I realize that many on this board are beginners and I am just trying to maximize their success without causing frustration. I still feel, however, a 3/0 is much too big ...I think the best remedy for hooks in the backs of fish and weights hung up, is a properly fished float setup ie. short floating rather than long lining or bottom bouncing. I think the best way to learn this , as I did along with many others, is by watching experienced anglers, such as Alex, and learning from what they are doing and how they are fishing.

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