I am based in Toronto and I fish for Salmon in the rivers and stream using center pin reel and a long noodle rod(nearly 15 foot)...Not many in India know about the center pin reel but its an interesting way of catching salmon and trout and other fish like bass,carp,pike etc..The drag is controlled by the fingers and the reel looks like this : http://www.centerpinangling.com/centerpinreels.html
They are not fly reels but very very smooth reels that spin continuous for more than a minute when rolled..
I use yarn - pink, yellow and bright green are my favorite colors..i use them on size 8 or size 6 hooks with a bobber and a 6 to 8 feet fluorocarbon thin leader (with weights spread on the line )..
I have caught numerous salmon and steelheads on aluminium or tin foil..hahaha..they fish think them as some bait fish and strike them...I wrap the foil nicely on the hook and expose the hook to set the fish on..
Another interesting way of catching salmon is using the flossing technique..There are two ways, one using the colored yarn with a bottom bouncer leader..the other is by a fixed heavy weight with hooks tied in such a way that they catch in the fish mouth or body when the fish swim into the line..
if you happen to visit toronto during the salmon season, lets catch some big ones