Although this is only my second year down here in the Fr. Valley, I feel like I put in a lot of time in the Vedder while chucking a fly. Late spring and summer is a blast with rainbows on a 4 wt. And in the late fall, especially end of Oct and into Nov, non-stop action with the chum on egg patterns. Wow! But why oh why, do I ever have any luck with the other salmon with a fly? I mean, I know salmon don't really "feed" once they're in the rivers. But I know at least, that chinook and coho bite more often than not, even on the fly. I had them bite on the Island. But for some reason, down here, in the Vedder, I can never entice coho or salmon to my nice, big, flashy flies, drifted with a sink tip, and a strike-indicator. I even tried small flies for the low water/clear water scenarios. I've tried the obvious salmon/steelhead flies, even the darker/purple/back/blue flies. I have flyfished for years...I'm no expert...believe me, but come on,,,what gives??? I usally get the same 'ol advice from others..."just keep pluggin' away." Any advice out there? My only explaination is the strike factor...am I either too slow or too quick to set the hook??? Do I miss the strikes? I know I'm deep enough, as I loose flies. I dead drift and strip in, or both.