Fly Fishing for Salmon

Overview

Salmon are the name of several types of fish, and closely related to trout. They are native along the coasts of the Atlantic and Pacific, and are also seen in the Great Lakes. A commonly cited difference between the trout and salmon is that salmon usually migrate whereas trout are resident.

Salmon Fishing Tips

Despite these similarities, salmon and trout fishing techniques have some differences. Many people believe that salmon are more reluctant to take a fly, though this is not really true – it just depends on the fly that you choose. The most important thing to do is figure out the right conditions that a salmon needs to bite a fly. For example, wild salmon are more likely to bite than hatched salmon due to the fact that they have spent their entire life chasing bugs. In addition, because not all salmon are biters, it takes a larger group of them to find one willing to bite.

One of the really important things to consider is how many fish a pool can hold. It is often found that certain species have their own preference to the type of water they like to rest in, and the key is to figure out where this is and fish it. One big thing to remember is that most river salmon do not bite on the downstream swing. You must be patient when trying to figure out what works best for each individual case.