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These fish are no joke!

October 20, 2019 139 No Comments


If you haven’t been to the Salmon River in Pulaski, NY then you haven’t experienced what true aggression is when it comes to fighting a world class fish.

Book a trip with George Zervos and On The Fly Guide Service at The Salmon River here:

These fish are enormous and acrobatic. Coho Salmon, King Salmon, Steelhead, Brown Trout, and incredible current make this some of the most hard fought battles that you will ever experience in your lifetime. On this particular day I fished the Douglaston Salmon Run (DSR) with friend and guide George Zervos. I spoke with at least 10 different anglers that day who had been fishing that area for years, some of them several decades, and they all said this particular day was the best they had ever seen in their lives. We had so much action that I ran out of memory card space and batteries, and couldn’t film it all. The first half of the day was very slow. However from 2pm until dark it was nonstop, and you couldn’t keep the Salmon from biting your flies. All of our fish were hooked in the mouth on flies. If you love fishing as much as I do you need to put this spot on your bucket list and experience for yourself the raw power these fish have. It is simply mind blowing, and my body is still recovering a week later. By far these are the hardest fighting fish I have ever encountered. Not even Tuna can compete with them. Thanks so much to George Zervos for being an amazing guide and teacher. If you’re looking to book a trip with him you can find him on Facebook. Be sure to check out my book if you haven’t yet, link is below.

– Jim

New videos every week.

Coming up next: Fall Fishing Lake Champlain!

Location — Douglaston Salmon Run (DSR), Pulaski NY

What I film with…
Drone — GoPro Karma
Camera — Nikon D5100
Lens — NIKKOR 18MM-50MM
GoPro — HERO 4 Black
YOLOtek 53″ PRO

Other Gear…
Computer — 2015 27″ iMac
Editing software — Adobe CC (creative cloud) Premier Pro, After Effects, InDesign
Mic — Rode Microphones VideoMicro Compact Directional On-Camera Microphone
Camera Case — SP Gadgets
Backpack — Paxis Pax

Follow Jim on…
FACEBOOK — #JimRootFishing

Follow George on…
FACEBOOK — #georgeonthefly

Fishing Line:

12lb KIMURA Jim Root Signature Series Fluorocarbon HP

Rod and Reel:

G Loomis Fly Rod, Penn fly reel.


Olive Green Wooly Bugger

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