Fly fishing for coho?

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this will be my first fishing trip to oregon, my question is, does my alaska trips for silvers have me overconifident? reading these posts makes me wonder if i should bring fly rods for salmon [8wt]. i am bringing 5wt for trout and spinning tackle for anything that needs it. leaving in 9 days for 9days of fishing bliss, am doing a rain dance now [here in oklahoma we know about needing rain]. any input will be appreciated, [are the alaska patterns effective in your little piece of heaven?] am tying some clousers with lead eyes now. thanks in advance, steve
 
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I have read articles of people swinging for salmon in the tide water areas of some coastal rivers. The Caddis Fly: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog — McKenzie River fly fishing, Oregon fly fishing reports and fly tying videos. that website is where I read about it. Apparently they just talked about it some more with the most recent blog. The search box is way down on the left side of the screen, you should find some good stuff there. I have never gone for Salmon here in Oregon, did go after some in Wisconsin where I grew up with a fly rod though. First one I hooked nobody told me I was supposed to run downstream after it! Good luck and have fun!
 
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This year is supposed to be a huge run, largest since 2001 or something like that. Most people will be drift fishing with corkie/yarn or roe with #1 and 2 hooks, or tying on a #3-#5 french bladed spinners.
If the posts you are reading are by "Troutier Bassier", don't listen to him. :D
You can also drift fish using flies instead of bait at the end of your leader.
I have not been to alaska to compare the two, but the Coho runs in the Sandy river are pretty outstanding to me.
For your spin fishing needs, a 12-15 mainline with 8 lb leader will fish fine.
Don't forget some Glo Bugs!
 
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Sorry I didn't see the thread was in the Fly Fishing section...
And sorry Troutier :D;)
 
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this will be my first fishing trip to oregon, my question is, does my alaska trips for silvers have me overconifident? reading these posts makes me wonder if i should bring fly rods for salmon [8wt]. i am bringing 5wt for trout and spinning tackle for anything that needs it. leaving in 9 days for 9days of fishing bliss, am doing a rain dance now [here in oklahoma we know about needing rain]. any input will be appreciated, [are the alaska patterns effective in your little piece of heaven?] am tying some clousers with lead eyes now. thanks in advance, steve

YES!

I fished for coho on the Kenai and it wasn't even a challenge. They quickly run down any "vibrax" you toss at them.
 
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flyfishing for coho

flyfishing for coho

being easy doesn't make them bad, if it weren't for easy fish i wouldn't catch near as many :yay:
 
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being easy doesn't make them bad, if it weren't for easy fish i wouldn't catch near as many. hell, if it weren't for easy women i would have gone without most of my early years :yay:

I didn't mean I dont like it, just that its a huge difference than fishing for coho around here. If I could I would fish up there every day!:)
 

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