Written by: Shawn Brillon
In all they years that I have been going to the New York’s Salmon River, I always spend a day or two swinging big junk waiting for that magical tug. Well, last week I not only got that tug, but I brought the fish to hand—and to make the success ever so sweeter, it was done in the presence of my fishing buddies. Every fly fisherman has had those days: you hooked up and landed a beauty, only to share that epic moment with…uh, yourself. No pictures and no witnesses, so therefore it never happened in the eyes of your fishing buddies.
a 550 Skagit-taper line with 10 feet of T14 sink tip.
photos by Mike Daley
In three days of hard fishing, I swung up four steelies and four browns over 10 pounds. To my friend’s point, he caught more fish with the egg, but the BIG boys came to the swing.
Shawn Brillon is an Orvis Rod & Tackle Product Development Specialist.