Big and Ugly, and Eating…Jigs?

Chuck Furimsky, founder of The Fly Fishing Shows, was recently fishing the Salmon River in NY and decided to fish a small white, fly rod jig for the big kings—and guess what? Yup, he connected. That’s an impressive fish, Chuck!

Three years back (2014) I was fishing kings in the Chilean Patagonia, and we found that they took nymphs rather well. I caught a number of really big kings on a black, hair leg Woolly Worm.

So, don’t pass up the smaller flies just because you think the kings won’t take them. The may be the answer on an otherwise blank day.

Chuck’s king on a small, white, fly rod jig. That’s one big fish.


A Chilean king that fell to a size 6, black, Hair Leg Woolly Worm. The rod is Jason’s Shadow Caster 20–9 feet, 5 weight line–that I took the fish on.

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