Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Salmon River Steelhead

Ed Sullivan, Mike Muzzy, Joe & Chris Grenon and myself David Porreca headed to Pulaski on Super Bowl Sunday to fly fish for steelhead. Driving through the evening we barreled through snow squalls, sleet & wind. We arrived in Pulaski, New York at 4:20 AM. After hanging at the local variety station and loaded up on coffee and headed for the Altmar Bridge to fished the lower fly zone. We were tight to steelhead within the hour. A mix of flies from Pink Worm, Green Caddis Pupa & Black Stones did the trick. The water level was 285 cfs and steelhead were aggressive. Swinging flies at the top and bottom of riffles did the trick for me. Several fish were landed throughout the morning and several more were hooked and lost. This was my first trip with my new Sage TCX 7wt Switch rod, and it was wonderful. What a great two handed rod with excellent recovery. The fish in the photo was landed with 5lb flourocarbon tippet with a Green Caddis Pupa w/ gold ribbing. Great trip with excellent winter fishing.

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