In the realm of fishing, the approach to angling fish is no doubt the oldest fishing method in existence. It is as old as when man learned to fish with the spear and to hunt prey along with it. Using a spear as the rod and piece of bone fashioned into hooks, we can only surmise how successful the 2000 BC anglers were with fishing. Obviously what they did was no fly fishing.

In any event, we could tell that the skill of fishing was successful since it has continued through the ages. The second recorded event in fishing was in fact a more sophisticated technique (or art as some others would like to call it) called fly fishing. It was around the 2nd century AD when Roman rhetorician Claudius Aelian took note of how Macedonian anglers used artificial bait as lures to catch fish; it is widely presumed that these fish were trout through the description “spotted exterior”.

Today, fly fishing salmon is considered the most enjoyable branch of fishing, more so for the North American citizens. Fly fishing salmon in Canada and parts of The United States is a common outdoor sport enjoyed by multitudes of residents and non residents. Because fly fishing employs more techniques than typical angling, it provides more challenge to the anglers themselves. Using artificial flies instead of real bait also provides more challenge and less hassle when it comes to preparation. In reality, most anglers that engage in this sport are far more often from visitors and independent groups than those living near the vicinity of salmon fishing sites. Non residents drive or fly a hundred miles to the famed spawning ground to try their luck on a Chinook or a Coho Silver. These mighty salmons are famed for their reluctance to become the prize to the captors. A typical 100 pounder, these extra large salmons bust tackle and rip rods away from grinning anglers within the rush of adrenaline who’d then recognize that they too could be beaten by fishes.

Fly fishing salmon in Canada is a sought after recreation. In fact, the two main words became allied when it was leaked that British Columbia was the home of the most extremely prized game salmon, the Chinook or even the King Salmon. The adult fish may average 33 to 36 inches in length or sometimes up to 58 inches. Not particularly long, they managed to get up in body mass, averaging 10 to 50 pounds but could as quickly reach 130 pounds. When the first monster catch for a world record was at 126 pounds, and another was caught at 97 pounds in Alaska, it convinced everyone that fly fishing salmon in Canada and Alaska is substance and it also became the absolute most competitive fishing sport.