CHINOOK – HEAVY WEIGHT BATTLE ON THE FLY!!! from Salmon Junkies on Vimeo.
Big kings are the target in a new video from Salmon Junkies!
From Salmon Junkies:
“Watch Jeff Bright and Salmon Junkies chasing some of the largest Chinook in the world, kick back and enjoy the ride.
Far to the north there is a new movement underway, one poised to rival the cult status of modern West Coast steelheading, or at the very least, one quickly gaining a following among those same hardcore anglers devoted to swinging flies for large, wild, sea-run fish. Fly fishing for ultra bright Chinooks is a full on activity and not for the fainthearted, but for fly fishers after the juiciest kicks in fresh water there is not much else to top it. Chinook average 20 to 40 pounds and range up to 80 pounds — and perhaps beyond. The Skeena’s biggest have been known to reach 100 pounds! Chinook are indeed kings of the river.
No matter how you play it, meeting a Chinook on the fly is a wild, exhilarating ride — often brief, occasionally epic, but always an experience to savor. Sometimes the river allows you a moment of glory, most times it doesn’t. A king salmon is a creature of amazing power and determination. Some of them absolutely refuse to stop running, and leave you only to clamp down, break off the fly, and tip your cap. After all, only the king gets to wear the crown.”
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