As the Atlantic salmon (scientific name: salmo salar) get into their spawning
cycle they take on more spots and thus the confusion with the brown trout. But
these fish do not take the fly like a trout nor do they jump and leap like a trout.
Its a completely different fish and has its own set of moods and time of activity.
particular fish caught by Andrew McKay is about nine pounds
and was caught in the boulder riddled water between two
large oxygenated rapids. The
fish was caught using a Clouser minnow. The fish came
up out of deep water and took the fly on the swing just
under the surface. The water is clear and fast so you
can see the fish when they leave their cover of the large
boulders. Its a sight to behold when you have one coming
at your fly.
of the fish hooked in this part of the river are very
hard to land. They can take off down river into the heavy
current and their gone. When this happens the reel is
hard put and the angler running so as not to lose the
fish or all his line. This kind of fly fishing has its
own special pleasure and heartbreak.
all our trout and salmon pictures, the pictures are taken and the fish are immediately
released into the water so that future generations can be replenished by the present
Stenberg and Salar Salmon
After many cast and presentations of different
flies, which is not unusual for Atlantic (Salar) salmon
fishing, Jorgen (from Sweden) got a firm take on his fly
and he new it was this time not a trout, but a real Salar
had caught more than 500 "Atlantics" during
his life and knew from experience who was on the other
end of his line.
This was his first Wild Salar Salmon he had ever
caught south of the equator in water flowing to the Pacific
Ocean. In other words a true Pacific Salar. Jorgen had
thought, maybe changing oceans was going to somehow change
the fishes instincts, but it had not. The fish acted just
as the salars of the Atlantic Ocean. He landed a perfect
6 kilo Male salar salmon. He had got want he had came
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