Gok and I spent 2
days river fishing with 8 wt rods which made for some sore muscles after
many long battles. Even though we landed enough to make us happy, at
least 3 times as many fish won the fight. In the two days of fly
fishing I don't think I've ever been run into my fly line backing so many
times or had so many bent out hooks.
The first time fighting a Salmon for 20 minutes only to lose it was disappointing. However, 5 minutes later to have it happen again was awesome!