Flies for Alaska Salmon Fishing

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Multi Purpose Fly;

Many of my pretty flies are posted on the Steelhead thread. The truth is most of the flies I carry will work for all of the various salmon species and the trout also. Steelhead flies tend to be a little smaller but when you are tying on a 1.5 Spey hook your fly will be perfect for silvers and even a king in the right circumstances. So......................

Purple Spey Fly;

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Tying stuff;

Hook: AJ 1.5
Tag: Embossed silver tinsel
Tip: Making up the rear half of the body, wine colored floss
Body: Front Is dubbed with a mixed wine and black sparkle dub
Ribbing: Embossed silver tinsel wound forward to cover the hackle quill
Hackle: A very dark purple marabou strip
Collar: A long black saddle hackle
Wing: Bronzed mallard on top of all
 

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Salmon, Trout, Steelhead;

I'm thinking silvers and probably pinks with this. I will report on the effectiveness.

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Tying;

Hook: Daiichi 2151 #2
Tag: One turn of braided French tinsel
Tip / rear 2/3 of body pink floss
Body: Front 1/3 shrimp pink ultra chenille
Hackle: Burnt goose dyed fairly dark pink
Rib: Oval French silver
Collar: Guinea flank
Wing: Matched bronzed mallard flank

Another for Coho; Northern Lite

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Tying;

Hook: Bartleet #4
Tag: Flat silver
Tip: Royal blue
Tail: Royal blue hackle fibers
Butt: Ostrich
Body: Light blue floss and wound lt. blue Krystal flash
Rib: Oval silver
Hackle: White spey hackle veiled with silver doctor blue hackle fibers

I am adding some proven patterns here on double hooks. I have used the Pass Lake and Maynard's Marvel on single hooks and both are producers. The double hook is legal here in Alaska but you should check the regulations where you fish prior to making any double hook patterns.


 
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Re: Salmon, Trout, Steelhead;

The Max Canyon;



Tying:

Hook: Gamakatsu 2/0 Standard Salmon Hook
Tail: 2 bunches of hackle tips, 1 white, 1 orange
Body: Rear half is orange spun fur, front half is black angora yarn
Rib: Silver oval tinsel
Hackle: Black schlapplin, a good full collar
Wing: Orange deer tail fibers - Polar Ice fibers - topped with some Polar Bear hair
head: Black thread lacquered

Note: You may want to make all the orange materials match but I don't think a fish will notice. This is a PNW steelhead pattern but I figure it will catch some kings this spring here :)
 
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