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Old 04-17-2011, 12:37 AM
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Default Re: Kokanee/Sockeye fly patterns?

Had an old timer of 70 yrs or so stop by the shop one day and asked if we tied custom flies. We did and he asked how long would it take as he was just in town for the day--I asked how many and what pattern and he produced one. It was a 3x long crappie hook in about a size 6 wrapped with red floss or thread. I almost figued he was joking but he assured me that if you want to catch Kokes on Lake KoCanUSA you'd be using that flie behind a flasher. I tied his fies and he was a happy camper. A few years later fishing for landlocked kokes near Spokane I remembered that encounter and tried using that fly behind a very flashy saltwater fly. The red fly catches Kokes!
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