I was particularly glad to be on the silvers, especially so late in the season. In my mind, there is no better salmon species (at least Pacific salmon) to be caught on a fly rod. And here's why:
Kings are huge, but kings are stupid. They pull hard, and make great photos, but it's kinda like fighting a tractor... I'd rather pull on a fighter jet. Sockeyes... well they taste great and all, but they aren't the sharpest tools in the shed either... and there are often so darn many of them. I mean, fishing reds can be lights-out, but it's production fishing. Pinks... humpies... c'mon, take off the training wheels.