Saturday, November 2, 2013

Rain, Wind and Coho

After a fantastic summer, and a very good fall, we finally have the rain Vancouver is known for. Today it rained quite heavy and the wind was out to make things worse. I left the fly rod and spey rod at home today. I didn't want to fight the wind. I also didn't drift a float, I decided to stay below the surface and try something different. I was casting spoons and spinners. Despite targeting coho, I did manage to land more than 10 chum salmon. Fghting through the thick schools of chum wasn't easy but I finally found some nice slow water and hooked 2 nice coho. The second of which was hooked on a silver hammered croc with an orange stripe and was easily in the double digits size range and was as chrome as they come. The fight was fantastic with lots of acrobatics and long runs. Unfortunately for me the fish spat the hook about 8 ft from my feet.

When I left the river it was still raining hard, the wind was viscous and my hands were numb but I would do it again in a heartbeat.

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