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Old 05-03-2012, 08:12 AM
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Default Re: Alaskan Pattern Productivity, What Works;

I have a dumb AK salmon question:

Why are salmon flies so gaudy?
Do salmon take any 'natural' looking flies?
Are there any naturals(minnows or otherwise) that are as bright as the flies used?
Is it just a high water thing?
Supposedly lake run salmon in CO are also attracted to red and pink, although I have not had any luck.

I am always amazed by the extra colorful salmon patterns... The local fish would bolt upon seeing something that bright. Are the salmon only keyed on bright things? Or just keyed on the spawn, eggs, and bright colors in general? Always wondered, it looks liker a ton of fun spey casting big bright streamers.
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