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Josh VanderMeer

first salmon on the fly rod!!!

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recently my buddy got me into flyfishing for salmon.

Hooked into this beast about 2 weeks ago (just got pics developed)

weighed about 20lbs

took about 15mins to get him in

caught on a purple woolly bugger

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pic of me bringing him in

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Nice fish, I still haven't explored fly fishing yet but I soon will

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I also have recently got inot fly fishing. I've yet to catch my first salmon. Did you reel in by hand, laying the line down? Any tips you can give me would be awesome.

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well if u have a fly reel with nice drag than i would recommend reeling it in by using the reel.

a lot of newer high capacity fly reels have large arbors that allows you to reel in more line per turn

umm if you hook into a salmon it will thrash and do crazy runs ... just let it do its thing when u first hook it ... it will snap your leader like nothing if u have your line to tight

after it slows down then start to pump it in or what not

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