Forget the $40,000 jet boats and fancy gear.
Ditch the secret egg cures and custom-painted plugs.
All you really need to catch salmon on the Feather is one of these babies.
Simply cast out and let the rig settle on the bottom. Next, start cranking as fast as you can and punctuate your retrieve with violent yanks of the rod tip.
If you ever feel a pause or hesitation, take a swing like you’re Barry Freakin’ Bonds.
In fact, do that every so often even if you don’t feel anything…just for good measure.
The fish often take this fly with their bellies or tails. But don’t worry, they were just trying to crush their prey with their bodies before they consumed it with their mouths.
Oh yea, one more thing…this technique works best after dark. The fish just somehow seem to “bite” the Feather River Fly better when the sun’s down. And it’s especially effective in shallow waters that are closed to fishing.
Don’t forget to take as many fish home as you can fit into the trunk of your car…we’ve got too many damn salmon, anyway!