A line material commonly made out of Dacron or Gel Spun. Backing is used primarily on fly reels and center pin reels to give more line length for large fish. Fly lines are expensive and typically shorter in length which aids in casting but typically with the strength of Salmon and Steelhead on the Salmon… [Continue reading…]
To break your line or to dislodge or disengage a fish if you have determined that the fish has been foul hooked. To properly break off you should lower your rod tip in to the water. When you rod is now point down and straight hold your hand on the line and pull your back… [Continue reading…]
This is synonym for a brown trout on the Salmon River.
This is synonym for a Steelhead and particularly describes a Steelhead that recently entered the Salmon River. When a Steelhead is new to the river system it is bright silver or “chrome”.
Combat fishing is fishing during times when fish migrate up to their spawning grounds. Because of the volume of fish in the rivers it brings many anglers to try and fish for them. Usually there will be thousands of anglers standing should to shoulder. Because of the tight spaces in which anglers have to fish… [Continue reading…]
When a fish is hooked on the Salmon River a fisherman will yell “fish on” which alerts nearby fishermen that you have hooked a fish and its courteous to have every one lift their lines out of the water so that no one becomes tangled. After “fish on” has been announced the fisherman may yell… [Continue reading…]
When a fisherman yells “fish on” it is courteous to lift your line out of the water so that lines are not crossed. If the fish comes off the hook or snaps the line or the fish is lost it is courteous to yell “fish off” so others know they can return back to fishing.
Fisherman say or yell “fish on” when a fish has been hooked on the line. This phrase is used as a warrior call or alert others that you are on to the fish. When the Salmon River is crowded it is customary for fishermen to yell “fish on” and for others that around to be… [Continue reading…]
A properly hooked fish is a fish that is hooked in the mouth, on the mouth, in the lips or outside the lips. A foul hooked fish is a fish that is hooked on the body of the fish. Here is what the DEC states “At All Times: Snatching and attempting to snatch is prohibited.… [Continue reading…]
After a fisherman has yelled “fish on” it is customary to give more directions so that other fisherman are aware of which way the fish is heading so they can lift their lines out of the water so they do not become entangled. Yelling “going up” tells everyone that the fish is running up stream… [Continue reading…]
This is synonym for a Coho salmon.
This is a synonym for a Chinook salmon.