I gave up on the salmon in the mid-late 90’s when the decline started and focused on flyfishing with the old gorrilla stick (legend rod in its day ) and Abu6500 being used more for cod and dust gathering than anything else.
Truth be said I was never great at the salmon fishing and probably landed only 2 or 3 in the couple of years I gave it a go back in my 20’s.
Only this board and the photos got me excited about dusting off the old rod and reel and giving the salmon another crack. So I guess its the first in 15 odd years. Hopefully it wont be my last.
Ultimately I’d like to find somewhere I can pull the spey rod out and have a go but I might wait till I’ve caught a couple more before I get too adventurous