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Silvers, Chums, Pinks:
All patterns can be tied in different colors to suit different species and
conditions. Brighter flies work better on bright days, duller flies on overcast
days. Generally, good colors are as follows:
Kings: Orange, red, green, hot pink
Silvers: Red, orange, yellow, green, pink, purple
Chums: Purple, pink
Hook size will depend on the species you are fishing for. Typical sizes are:
Kings: 3/0 or 4/0
Silvers: #1 to 2/0
Chums: #1 to 2/0
Pinks: #4 to 1/0
Always carry a combination of weighted and unweighted flies, different pools
have different demands. For weight, use about 10 wraps of .035 lead wire, or
Sockeye patterns are typically sparse. Use #4 to 1/0 hooks.
season: Focus on large streamer patterns, weighted and tied on #2 to
#6 streamer hooks.
Late July on: Egg flies representing salmon spawn
are very effective. Typically fished using a floating line and strike indicator.
Late season: Flesh patterns with rabbit strips in
decaying salmon colors (ginger, white, pink, orange, cream)
Deer hair mice can be used to raise large trout.
are surface feeders, dry flies tied on size #8 to #18 work best.
leech patterns, and large (3-4") bunny flies are most effective.
SALMON FLIES: Popsicle,
Alaskabou, Chum Candy,
Everglow, Yellow Bunny Fly,
Fuchsia Bunny, Pink Pollywog,
Gold-Ribbed Hare's Ear
Season: Woolhead Sculpin,
Glo-Bugs, Ginger Bunny, White Woolly Bugger,
Flesh Egg Sucking Bunny
Flies: Deer Hair Mouse, Elk Hair Caddis,
Woolly Bugger, Egg-Sucking Leech,
Orange Wiggle Tail, Polar Shrimp