How the heck do FishTargets work, anyway?
This species is the largest of the Pacific salmon. They average about 18 pounds, seldom weigh over 60, but are as large as 125 pounds. As an anadromous fish, they are born in freshwater, migrate to saltwater for most of their lives, and return to freshwater to spawn. They may travel up to 2,000 miles to reach preferred streams. Upon completion of their upstream reproduction, the fish die. Depending on when they enter their spawning rivers, they are known as spring, summer or fall Chinook.
They are a tremendously important commercial species, and the conflicts between all "user groups" has been an ongoing struggle. Dams are particularly devastating to migrating fish, and mitigating efforts are at best neutral to the success of historic spawning runs. It is also the species most sought after by sport fishermen, exceeding the numbers and pounds of catch of any other Pacific salmon.
FishTargets Chinook Salmon. Includes 4 FishTargets flies/hooks. 4" X 20" 11 oz.
All new material polyester fibers. This product meets ASTM toy safety standards.
Surface washable only. Air dry.