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Ok, here is my report from yesterday (sorry I am posting it only now).

I got to the river at 5.45am, and I was not the only one! There was another person fishing already! And by 6am I got to the spot where I usually start my fishing day (middle-low river, 15 mins walking south from the cabins). Water level was lower compared to sunday, water was clear (4 or 5 feet) and running not fast. So I found a nice spot where waters were crossing, quite deep (one of these spot were incredibly your float stays there for minutes if you want). In sum, a nice place for springs to rest. I enjoyed the view for few minutes (especially the view o the gay dealing with his line while BB ;D), and saw few slips and splashes right in my target spot. So, there I am for I would say three hours (I do not have watch). During this time, I tried different things like spinners (which I love!) and wool of thousands of combinations. Plus all the obvious things such as different length of leader (from 8 inches up to 24 inches), getting to the bottom of the river, or 1, 2, 3 feet from it, etc etc... NO ONE SINGLE BITE (while splashed continuously increased, almost making fun of me).

I decide to have a walk and I found another two nice spots. Nice deep pools, with a lot of fishes, but exactly the same story: no bites for me. So by noon I moved to a different place where there is always a very nice shallow water, almost no running, but very clear. I spent two hours there and I got 4 sockeyes and 3 springs!!! (all released of course). Beside these I also had some extra bite, and I was not able to land 2 of them. All this (again like last week) with spinners! The cheapest one (silver or gold colorado spinners).

So, I concluded that both Sockeye and Springs they attack very bright moving objects even in still water. Probably because it is easy for them to hear or see the spinners (compared to a deep running pool). True, they do not chase as other fishes (and trouts!!) do but it still if you retrieve spinners very slowly you get them quite easily. And in this slow retrieving is probably the reason why the cheap colorado spinners work the best (I tried everything else of course), they are so light that are able to create a good dynamic motion and a great light EVEN WHEN you retrieve them very slowly. I do not know if this theory can ever be verified, but I like to produce theoretical model if they help me to enjoy my fishing!!! :)

Try spinners in shallow water next time you go fishing. They are cheap (even cheaper if you make your own spinners, like I do), they are light, and they do not smell!!

Cheers,

Giuseppe
 

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if you wanna fish colorado blades you can fish them under a float VERY effectively. the trick is to set them near or at the bottom so that when you "hold back" on the line slighly they ride up from the bottom a bit and spin like crazy. this technique can be deadly for all fish, especially Coho and Steelhead :thumbup: I make sure to always bring silver and copper ones with me. I just have never tried them for Reds before but gotten lots of whites on them in the fall trying to get coho :cheers:
 

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nayhkilas said:
Big Green Machine said:
gay dealing with his line while BB
Whoa! I thought flossing on the Vedder was only done by red necks who learned to fish at Peg Leg! I've heard flossers called a lot of things but this takes the cake! :D ;)
lol. he meant "gUy" you know. lol
:eek: I can't believe I made this typo!! :eek: :) English is not my first language, and I always think about that possible typo each time I write guy!! That's probably why!! and I don't want even think about other contexts I might have mistaken the spelling of that word! hope the cop people of this forum don't catch that typo!! or the moderator sin bin this post! :happy:
 

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no worries man. English is not my first language either, and I made few typos like that already at work too, and I write lot's of email a day. Good we are in Canada whe society is multicultural, people understand and some of them don't even notice typos anymore. It's always the hardest to keep few languages together in one head. :cheers:
 

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nayhkilas said:
no worries man. English is not my first language either, and I made few typos like that already at work too, and I write lot's of email a day. Good we are in Canada whe society is multicultural, people understand and some of them don't even notice typos anymore. It's always the hardest to keep few languages together in one head. :cheers:
:)
 
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