There is no denying it, Sea Run Cutthroat fishing is becoming popular. Fortunately, here in Hood Canal there is room for it too! It’s hardly a mystery why this fishery is catching on, cutthroat fishing is super fun! Stripping a fly through the cold, clear waters of Puget Sound and Hood Canal is a great way to spend a day!
Since we have concluded that stripping a fly is fun, let’s make it more productive as well.
Much of our success with Sea Run Cutthroat fishing can be attributed to simply getting the fly in front of them. Therefore, on days when the fish are deep, we need to let our lines and flies sink down to their depths. “One, two, three, four, strip.” Counting down let’s our flies do their job at the right depth.
“Point that rod at the fly!” No one likes a lazy stripper, neither do the fish! Accordingly, need that fly moving under a tight line to your hand. Pointing the rod tip directly at the fly keeps your line tight, your strip set ready, and the fish shaking in their scales!
Play the game! One of the best parts of fishing is watching a fish move to a fly! Once they turn into a predator we need to keep that game going. No zebra stops when being chased by a lion. Just the same, no baitfish is going to pause mid chase from a predatory cutthroat trout. “Strip till you feel that steel punch them!” This is what we are all here for.
Following these rules will keep you hooked up while enjoying our fishery. Get That fly down to them, keep tight, and play the game. Stripping a fly the right way will help you catch your predator!