Pink Salmon

Generically speaking, in Bristol Bay pink salmon noticeably run strongest in even years (2014, 2016, etc.). In our home drainage the pink run appears to be somewhat variable, but they show up in reasonable numbers most even years – enough for you to catch them in mid to late July. Fish range from 2 to 6 pounds and put a good bend in a 6 weight fly rod.

  • Rod

    6 to 7 weight rods with medium-fast to fast action
  • Reel

    Durable reels with medium to strong disc drag and 150 yards of 20 pound backing
  • Line

    A floating line works well in most conditions
  • Leader

    12 to 15 pound