And every fish you catch in a salmon stream is beefed up from said spawn, turning an otherwise easily tamed 18-inch fish into a bruiser on your 5 weight. And if you search out those big bad boys – trout approaching and exceeding 30 inches in places like the Naknek, Kvichak and Kenai rivers – bring the 8 weight and boxes of beads and flesh. Nothing better than the tight line grab from a football shaped rainbow as that giant chunk of articulated flesh swings down and across. Nirvana.