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Thread: Lines and Flies for Steelhead Fisning on the Salmon River NY

  1. Default Lines and Flies for Steelhead Fisning on the Salmon River NY

    Hello,

    Im Planning a cold trip to the Salmon River NY in Feb, and I am wondering which type of line and flies I should buy. I have a 8wt 9' rod but I have not bought line yet. if you guys could give me your thoughts It would be awesome.

    Thanks,
    Kyle

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    Default Re: Lines and Flies for Steelhead Fisning on the Salmon River NY

    Kyle,

    I have been hoping that one of our members who lives in the area and fishes there often would respond. It has been many years since I have fished there however when I did I was there often. I lived in North Central PA. Winter steelhead can be quite a challenge there because the fish (many of them) have seen it all by now. I used a sink tip line and a floater both. Flies? Some people use tiny nymphs on light tippets but I always used streamers on level 10 lb line. I caught my first fish on a Nine Three feather wing streamer so about anything will work. Remember, fishing and catching are two entirely different things.

    Rather than hang around the fly fish area up at Altmar I used to hike the river and look for fish. Whenever I could find a fish that was not being hounded by a guy chucking a ton of weights with that tiny nymph attached I found that those fish could be caught. Good luck with the weather and post after you come home to tell the tale.

    Ard

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