Fishing is popular among cottage go-ers, fishermen and everyone in between. Fishing for fun can bring with it a feeling of calm and relaxation however, for many the name of the game is still to catch some impressive fish:
Choose Your Rod Wisely
The angler is given a mechanical advantage when using a longer rod. Short rods can be used in certain situations that may warrant it, however, they are not ideal. Maintaining a tight line is the key to good fishing. A long rod, with the ability to hold higher tension, will give you the mechanical advantage you require and keep that line taut.
A heavy rod is not ideal for salmon fishing. With a salmon on the line it will not flex as it should and will not take up the slack, this, in turn, relates to a line that is far from taut Too light a rod will break under the strain and break. A medium weighted rod is ideal. It will allow you to achieve the correct amount of curve when that prize-winning fish takes the bite.
It’s All About the Hook
Sticky sharp hooks are required for effective salmon fishing. While new barbless hooks are razor sharp, it doesn’t take long for them to dull and break down. Check your hook each time you are baiting up. The hook takes a tremendous amount of battering whether, against the rocks or floating wood, each bump dulls the hook. Salmon are known for how tough their mouths are. Taking care to ensure the barbless hook is properly fastened will guarantee that once bitten, the hook will sit firmly in the mouth of the fish.
These very basic guidelines will change the way you fish for salmon and help to make the experience a pleasurable one.