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Great Lakes, Salmon fly patterns????

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Hi, i will be taking my father in law fishing in a week and i need a few good patterns for Salmon. if you have any pictures of flies that have worked well, please post a picture so as i can tie a few up. thanks.

 

 

Matt

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Matt...I don't have a pic....but straight forward...here goes

Estaz Comet Fly

Size 4-12

bead chain eyes (plastic or lead)

Krystal flash tail (your color choice...I like greenish)

body.....estaz (your color....I like orange, pink, charteuse)

Wing in front of eyes pointing toward the tail same color crystal flash

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Good Day,

 

Sorry no pics:

 

Stonefly nymphs

Green caddis nymphs

A variety of glow bug/yarn fly eggs

sparrows

comet variants

 

Also -

bunny streamers

Micky finn streamers

rattle snake streamers

 

And so much more! But these are fairly standard for me.

 

Steelie

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so many flies! so little time to fish!!! there are many flies to use for great lakes steelies! like said above

egg patterns (sucker spawn, glo yarn eggs, estaz, etc)

nymphs (hares ear,caddis,stonefly,etc)

streamers (egg sucking leech, wooley buggers, muddlers, etc)

salmon flies ( mickey fin, comet, etc

good thing to do is search the database for steelhead and stuff

 

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Two that work well for me on both Salmon and Steelhead. They are tied with pheasant tail and diamond braid. Use chartreuse, pink and orange braid; and natural, and purple PT.

 

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Two flies work real well there. Black Stonefly imitations, and Purple Wolley Buggers. An egg pattern is just to lowly for any self respecting fly angler to use. :P mark B)

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probably a little late...have no pics, but I have good luck with a skykomish sunrise and a larger purple prince nymphs

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post-12314-1195974311_thumb.jpgpost-12314-1195974323_thumb.jpgI live around the great lakes and its my 1st year for steelies!!! I made up some egg patterns. now I see this post. i made a couple eztaz comets after seeing yours. mine are orange tho. I got no pink. well heres the the pix! will they catch some steelies?? maybe my 1st steelie ever???

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colors aren't that important...for salmon and steelies you want to vary the colors frequently......if you're still working for your first steelie....I would suggest some estaz eggs and some small nymphs for this time of year (with the water temps dropping, the fish tend to be less likely to chase a big fly down).....if I were you I would start off swinging the comets and if nothing produces....go smaller and start throwing glo bugs or estaz eggs

 

your comets look good too....nice job

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