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Old 08-18-2006, 06:52 AM
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with salmon season fast approaching and being my first year for them on the fly. was wondering if anyone had any fly patterns that they consider a must have to carry with? any pictures or patterns would be appreciated but not neccessary. i know that egg patterns are one to have in there.
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Old 08-18-2006, 03:42 PM
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in my experience, it matters not. they don't eat. there are a few schools of thought:

1. bright colors, may agitate the fish, be reminiscent of eggs, and induce an anger strike. I like bright colors so that I can see what's going on with the hook, also, flesh colored or egg colored yarns might entice the random steelie or brownie.

2. dark colors. looks like regular stream litter, doesn't spook salmon that just swam past 3452 other fishermen throwing bright orange.

3. streamers. salmon may want to kill the fish that might eat their spawn. I personally don't believe in this method.

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Old 08-19-2006, 11:34 AM
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Try a Ghost .. Either The Black or the Grey Ghost are good flys.
Another one to try is the Barnes Special.
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Try a Ghost .. Either The Black or the Grey Ghost are good flys.Another one to try is the Barnes Special.
was able to find a step by step for the gray ghost. however unable to find one for the barnes special. was wondering if you might have a pattern for it.

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Old 08-22-2006, 11:26 AM
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GO TO "RASKE'S NEW ENGLAND STREAMER PAGE". IT ANOTHER GOOD SITE WITH A LOT OF PATTERNS & INFO. IF YOU LIKE TO TIE "CARRIE STEVENS" TYPE STREAMERS .. HERE'S THE PATTERN. I USE PARTRIDGE OR EVEN YELLOW HACKLE FIBERS FOR THE TAIL & IT DOESN'T SEEM TO MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE. IT'S EASY TO TIE . THE MOST DIFFICULT STEP IS THE WINGS. THE HACKLE WINGS SHOULD BE ON TOP OF THE HOOK




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COLLAR white saddle hackle, tied back (IMPORTANT FEATURE !!DON'T SKIP)
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how hard ar they to tie
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I Was Up To Grand Lake Stream Last Week & The Barnes Special Did It's Job Again. Hooked Quite A Few Landlocks On It & Also Did Very Well On Large Stones & Green Caddis Emergers & Pupae
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the fishing around here has slowed down for me. bad weather and the such. hoping to get out again next week. will have to try out your recommendations though.
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TRy the Magog Smelt......Grand Lakers love it!!!!!

Joes works but not as good....... leave the Ghosts.
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These flies aren't bad to tie till you go and start tying them into a tandem fly.
I have been tying tandems for early season trolling for salmon. They are a bit of a pain to do.
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