Published May 29. 2019 - 1 month ago

Chinook

Watch Jeff Bright and Salmon Junkies chasing some of the largest Chinook in the world, kick back and enjoy the ride.

Far to the north there is a new movement underway, one poised to rival the cult status of modern West Coast steelheading, or at the very least, one quickly gaining a following among those same hardcore anglers devoted to swinging flies for large, wild, sea-run fish. Fly fishing for ultra bright Chinooks is a full on activity and not for the fainthearted, but for fly fishers after the juiciest kicks in fresh water there is not much else to top it. Chinook average 20 to 40 pounds and range up to 80 pounds — and perhaps beyond. The Skeena’s biggest have been known to reach 100 pounds! Chinook are indeed kings of the river.

No matter how you play it, meeting a Chinook on the fly is a wild, exhilarating ride — often brief, occasionally epic, but always an experience to savor. Sometimes the river allows you a moment of glory, most times it doesn’t. A king salmon is a creature of amazing power and determination. Some of them absolutely refuse to stop running, and leave you only to clamp down, break off the fly, and tip your cap. After all, only the king gets to wear the crown.

Join us for the hottest and strongest freshwater fish in the world where they’re at their very best .

We offer - the only - 3 prime weeks (Exclusively) where you will be able to fish a full 6-day package – not the usual 5 days package – in company of some of the best and most hardcore Canadian Chinook guides available.

For a ride of a lifetime swing by www.salmonjunkies,com or drop us a mail sj@salmonjunkies.com

Shot and edited: by our fantastic photographer Columbus Leth, who also participate in the film and have made numerous of epic films for Salmon Junkies..

Host: Jeff Bright is a photographer, freelance writer, conservationist, avid steelheader and a true Salmon Junkie. He hosts more than a dozen expeditions for anadromous fish annually, from the Skeena River to Tierra del Fuego to the Kola Peninsula (Umba & Grand Varzuga)

Trip Organizer: Salmon Junkies who offers some of the best salmon fishing available in the world and award-winning Nicholas Dean Outdoors. Based in Terrace and named Fly Fusion Magazine’s Canadian Lodge of the Year for 2012.

A BIG thanks to all the fantastic guides who made this film possible and give their outmost every day through out the season for our guests.

All the best,

Kåre Lundquist

Originator: 
Submitter: 
Martin Joergensen
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