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I havent fly fished for them,but I,ve caught a bunch of spawning kokes on small pink jigs. Sometimes draggin 'em on the bottom or under a bobber.Some days you can catch more than snaggin!
 

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Like mauser,I too have snagged Kings. This was on Vancouver Island-Port Alberni-Stamp river.What a blast-the biggest was 42 lbs-took 45 mins to land.We were in a 15 ft aluminum and they would literally tow it around.I had one leap at least 6 ft in the air and snap 30 lb spider wire like a rifle shot.Some locals were crackin up,said that fish would have gone 55-60 lbs. We also caught many on lures by not snaggin!
 

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Actually now that you mention it I ran out of line on the last day.One of my buddys broke 2 rods,we broke 1 net. The ratio of snagged versus landed was about 10 to 1.Might have to do it again one of these days!
 

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When they turn red or black the meat isnt very good IMO. But they taste great if you marinate them for a couple days then smoke 'em.Smoked Salmon!!
 
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