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    Default Flies for Chinook in The Great Lakes

    I was wondering if anyone could recommend some good flies for fishing for chinook salmon in the fall specifically in the harbours. Ive been using intruders for fishing in the rivers but I had someone tell me that Theyre not the best for fishing in the harbours.

    Also, if anyone has had any experience Flyfishing for Salmon off of harbour walls and has any advice that they would like to share it would be greatly appreciated.


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    Default Re: Flies for Chinook in The Great Lakes

    Baitfish patterns, emerald shiners, in particular.

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    Default Re: Flies for Chinook in The Great Lakes

    Clousers, Micky Finns, and Deceivers.

    Never saw a need for 'hatch' matching. But color preferences can make a difference.

    Easy to tie chartreuse or blue over white, black over purple and all white bucktails also worked for me. Add a little flash to them.

    ddb

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    Default Re: Flies for Chinook in The Great Lakes

    I agree....baitfish (emerald shiner, alewife, shad, etc), sculpin, goby, crayfish, mysis shrimp and leech streamer patterns should all work.

    Flies from Great Lakes guides Kevin Feenstra, Matt Supinski or Steelhead Alley Outfitters including Greg Senyo. Autumn Siren Flies makes Great Lakes specific patterns as well.

    Flies - Swing a Big Fly
    FlyBox
    Steelhead Alley Fly Tying
    Flies Greg Senyo Fly Tying
    Autumn Siren Flies

    There should be plenty of ideas for you after browsing these sites.


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    Default Re: Flies for Chinook in The Great Lakes

    Composite loop baitfish...

    Does anyone have instructions for a proven alewife pattern?

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