How many does it take?
So, there are nowhere near the number of Coho we expected in the rivers around Forks this season. That said, a good caster can pull a nice batch of quality fish out of the woodpiles and rock gardens if he knows where to throw it. Fast stripping with sink tips has been the ticket, with a fly just bright enough to see. One of the big problems with this type of fishing is that “almost” doesn’t count at all. A cast has to be right on the money and retrieved perfectly. A little off target, a little too fast, too slow, equals no fish, there are no gimmies.
I know what you are thinking, “that sounds hard” Luckily, you know a fishing guide who has kept his eye on a wad of late summer steelhead, and they can be a lot easier.