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Dry Flies For Atlantic Salmon


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#1 Jconns

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 02:09 PM

So i've been on a bit of a break from tying flies, and wanted to start tying again, so I figured i'd start with a few dry flies. I know of the bombers and flies of that kind but wanted to try something different. I was just wondering what are some good dry fly patterns for atlantic salmon and sea run trout?

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#2 rockworm

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 03:50 PM

My vote's for the Wulff series of flies.

#3 Rick Allain

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 05:59 AM

Carter's bug...

#4 Jconns

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 10:31 PM

Thanks a lot guys, looks like i'll be tying a few of these to start off.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 10:36 AM

Try some Humpies too , the Orange is good for salmon .........Frank

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 10:44 PM

Try some riffling hitch :)

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 10:32 PM

Tie up some Humpies with an Orange body, or maybe Yellow. I use Phentex yarn for the body on these Humpies. I also have some light Green Phentex yarn that I will use as well this summer for Salmon. I have had some success in the past with a Wulff pattern using a Highlander Green Seal fur dubbed body. The Humpy has the same type of "buggy" l;ook that the Wulff fly does, at least to my eye. I would tie the Wulffs on a Wilson Dry Fly hook. I think I will try the Salmon Humpy on a #6 or #8 Dry Fly Hook, like a Mustad
# 94840 hook. I think my green is too light, but you never know.

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Phentex used to hsve a great Green coloured yarn, about the same colour as Highlander Green. I think they discontinued this colour, since I can't seem to find it. Warren Duncan used to tie " Green Machines" with this stuff. I'd love to get some if anyone has some and can spare a little.

#8 Zee_German

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 06:01 PM

Carter's bug...



Yup, I know quite a few guys who'd choose the Carter's bug over the orange bomber. In smaller sizes, they're great for trout too. Fish em' dry on a dead drift, in the film with some action or just down an across, either way, you're likely to find success. When tying a CB, it's important to remember that you're trying to imitate a shrimp - that'll help with getting the shape of the fly. Yellow heads for females, orange for males, although I think you'd be safe to use either in most situations.

#9 Horseshoes

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 06:08 PM

salmon? who can fish salmon?
 
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