First salmon on the fly

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Was fishing for trout with a black wooly bugger caught this guy instead. Crazy how far this fish traveled to get to this creek. It took me nearly 5 minutes to land on my 6 weight. My buddy caught a cutthroat and I missed another fish around 14-16 inches. Also my first December salmon ever. There was a good amount of snow too the forest looks different covered in snow beautiful, but cold 🥶.
 

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With a 6 weight rod and only 5 minutes to bring it in? Either that fish was already pooped out and ready to spawn...or you've got the skills of a Jedi!
 
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With a 6 weight rod and only 5 minutes to bring it in? Either that fish was already pooped out and ready to spawn...or you've got the skills of a Jedi!
Me and my friend were talking about how much longer it would have fought fresh from the salt. It’s crazy how strong salmon are. I think it was spawned out too it’s stomach looked saggy.
 
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Me and my friend were talking about how much longer it would have fought fresh from the salt. It’s crazy how strong salmon are. I think it was spawned out too it’s stomach looked saggy.
It woulda been EPIC if it had been fresh from the salt; on a 6 weight rig! Still a heckuva of a reward while angling for their little brothers.
 
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The colors in the first picture look like a chum but overall I'm thinking coho. Do you know what kind of salmon it was?
 

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