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nice flies. Again I don't know about the top water stuff. Purple, orange and black are my favorite colors for sure. You could add lead wraps if you want but I don't on the comet, ill just add split shots as needed. I never tried plastic bead or the salmon rig, I'm always wading - shore fishing. Trolled with anchovy on the ocean. I usually use the surgeons knot or the non slip loop knot. I'm not sure if there's brown trout in Alaska, I never heard of or caught any maybe in a stock lake???, maybe someone form Alaska can answer this. I know none in the Yukon.

Use what you have for hooks, I never used the mustad 3007, is it long shank? check out wwdoaks website good price on hooks, the mustad is 20$ Canadian per 50 and daiichi is under 50$ cad for 100.

brown trout are beautiful, one of my bucket list to catch.

I'm no expert in salmon fishing but its what I enjoy the most. If I have all those flies in my fly box, It gives me confidence that I will get some hits. I have seen days with no strikes with salmon all around me and I have seen days where I caught 5 in an hr.

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I don't think topwater will work. The fish will be a bit too close to spawning. 

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Few lead wrapped Comets.  Maybe some blacks later.  Kinda struggling with mat’l...Slap outa orange  hackle and pink, oranger Estaz....

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On 3/19/2021 at 8:50 AM, upnorthtier said:

. I have seen days with no strikes with salmon all around me and I have seen days where I caught 5 in an hr.

Rut Row!!!!😳🥴

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Now THOSE flies will work. Small Eggs, in my experience, don't work great for salmon. But for Silvers big beads work well, i've heard

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On ‎3‎/‎19‎/‎2021 at 1:50 PM, denduke said:

Few lead wrapped Comets

comets look good also does your flash fly. I see you used marabou on the tails of the comet, I use bucktail with a few strands of krystal flash and i use hen or guinea for the hackle. makes the fly look bulkier when wet.

you should try to get your hands on this book, maybe your library has it. patterns for every kind of inland fish in Alaska.

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Gonna slow down; got 4 more months.  Between what I’ve tied lately and other stuff I got.....So many flies, so little time....then there’s the small trout stuff need to abbreviate that too..need to dig out some spin stuff for the nonflyfishers in the group.  
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More denFLASHduke!   Down here in Dixie we do schwimps 9 different ways. This is my salmon fly version of Prawns....one tied on “teeth” .   Maybe catch a whale 😛

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These flash flies lend themselves to add lead eyes but got some already and the Comets have chain beads.   No Blue feathers so dubbed the kid’s hair for hackle.  Could add eyes to the lead hour glasses too.   ????

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Went by Dick’s Sports.  No guns/ammo any more.  Got Kayaks on the gun wall.  Lotta stores are experiencing shelf stocking problems.   Heard one guy said ereything from China has to sit in warehouse 45 days quarantined.  Not sure that’s true.  They had some new fishing stuff.  No fly stuff for years now. They’re bad about stocking off the wall stuff for the South (Musky, Walleye) so picked up some Mepps size 3, couple of 4s.   Got some spin stuff already just not in large sizes.  Lotta folks refusing to shop there anymore...   Athletics/clothes I guess..

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$5 for a Mepps; gotta beat that.  Not flies but used my tail spinner on some jig heads.  Wonder why they always put the spinner off the bottom.  So they can have a swimmer tail, etc.  “RoadRunners” and such mostly just flutter and barely spin.  These spin great if you don’t over dress ahead of the blade interrupting the water flow to the blade.  Robbed some used blades.   Wind this up

 

 

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Drilled out the back of some plastic beads added some lead wraps...

 

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Found some very interesting plastic beads at Michael’s today.  Gonna get cataracts Thurs left, next Thursday the right.   Can’t go to ‘Laska and not be able to see it!👍F1137D86-6794-422B-9FDA-2D86B1AED34E.thumb.jpeg.a4c3b6a0cf64ae0f1adc30914f32096b.jpeg

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6 hours ago, denduke said:

Can’t go to ‘Laska and not be able to see it!

DD, you're gonna need a few suitcases just for your tackle.  

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When we went to Idaho.  My 50# bag was all flyrods, ultra lite spin rigs, waders/boots, nets, fly boxes for 3 people.  My clothes were in other’s ludage...😳.  So many flies so little time😏

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