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Last night, I took my Dad's old medium action trout rod out, with a #4 spinner, and hooked a coho! It is SO good to see Coho in the Kilchis.

But tell me, why do they spin like that?

I've had that happen so often! It's frustrating!

In other words, "What is the meaning of life?"

:smile:

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They spin cuz they don`t know how to weave! :grin: Fishft. :shrug:
 

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Well, you know, you'd think they would want to be released, but just as you reach down to unpin them, they say, "Watch this!" and start spinning up the line!

ARGH!

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Maybe after a long fight they have a stroke and one side stops swimming? So they spin. Just a wild theory. :laugh: Fishft.
 

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Did you know that they spin the opposite direction in the southern hemisphere?
 

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They're lopsided, with one fin being longer than the others. That's the one they extend when they jump.
 

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I'll agree with the lopsided theory. My brother hooked and I netted a nice approx 10 - 12 lb. fin clipped hen off Lady Island on Tuesday, she did the "coho roll" like crazy. I got the eggs, and one skein was about 25% bigger than the other. This lopsidedness must cause the fish to roll over uncontrollably when they get excited and see they are going to make it into the bottom of a boat. One other hard take down, that fish is now wearing a pink wiggle wart in the side of its mouth, still swimming upriver.
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You were using a spinner when you caught it, right? Ergo, you attract spinning fish. If you want to catch fish that just swim back and forth you have to use a wobbler.

No, no, don't thank me. :grin:
 

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I think it's just that all Coho are Democrats or media types! Okay, okay, or Republican's too - I don't want to start a war.

Seriously though - doesn't seem like its as common with Sandy coho as it used to be with the coastal river ones.
 

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Jennie- All I know is when they spin and get wrapped-up in the line I can land them a lot quicker.
More time to catch more.
Good fishing, and catching.
 

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They spin clockwise when you use a left handed reel and counterclockwise with a right.

[ 11-05-2003, 04:26 PM: Message edited by: adiboy ]
 

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Will someone please tell them just to stop it?
Now???!!!

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STOP IT!! You guy`s are killin` me!!! :laugh: :laugh:
 

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thank you old coot..... :bowdown:
 

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All I know is that when they start spinning and twisting they soon become mummified in mono. Nothing like bringing in a green fish sideways (or backwards sometimes) slowly unraveling as your pulling when at the last moment right next to the bank, the last twist unravels and ZZZzzzzzzz there goes the next run.
 
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