Thanks Ard. What size hook for the Nine Three? I actually have the materials to make a reasonable attempt at trying the Nine Three. I have tied some Bunny Leaches for my Naknek trip already. Will have to tie a few smaller ones for Quartz.Hi,
I'm home today myself for a couple more hours. Because I don't use beads and bobbers on fly rods I have always fished that creek using a Nine Three. I will post a picture and advise just getting close as you can.
The catching isn't as hot and heavy as if you were floating a plastic bead beneath a plastic float but I manage to get some nice fish.
Ard's Nine Three;
If you're not sharp on tying feather wings then make some bunny strip leach flies about three inches or so, put some weight on the shank either with a cone or otherwise because some of the cut bank pools are deep and with sockeye in the char will stay away from them. Look to small slough's along the creek with undercut stumps or logs and be sneaky. The char will take cover once the sockeye become aggressive. Get close, stay low fish a short cast, be accurate and keep a sharp eye. I've already taken half a dozen like in those photos from the same slough and they were all sheltering under the same stump. When the fly landed they would come charging out at it so you gotta stay cool and don't jerk it away. If you react in the low clear water they will surely see you and that will be it. I fish those spots on my knees and never set a hook. Let the fish slam the fly and hook itself.