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salmon River flies

Hey guys, I know we had this conversation last year but i'd love to hear what you guys use on the salmon river. I've recently seen some videos of guys killing them with just egg sacks. I've never had luck with kings "taking" them. How about what rod and reel combo's youre using?

I use a Sage DS 8wt, and Ross Gunnison reel.
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Re: salmon River flies

I go heavy for salmon. I have two 9ft TFO Jim Teeny rods, a 10WT and a 9WT. Both sport Orvis Battenkill LA V reels (discontinued).
I throw mostly eztaz eggs and comets.

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Re: salmon River flies

Yep estaz eggs and redheads for me.

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Re: salmon River flies

Okuma SLV 9wt reel Shakespeare Ugly stix fly rod 10wt 9 1/2 foot .. some backing , 150 yds 20lb seaguar and various leader material 8-12lb seaguar floro. size 2 octopus hook , pink,blue,crystal colored pipe cleaners for dressing. not approved by Orvis but it get the job done
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Re: salmon River flies

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Hey guys, I know we had this conversation last year but i'd love to hear what you guys use on the salmon river. I've recently seen some videos of guys killing them with just egg sacks. I've never had luck with kings "taking" them. How about what rod and reel combo's youre using?

I use a Sage DS 8wt, and Ross Gunnison reel.
You can spend alot of $$ buying salmon flies or egg sacks - and the shops up there encourage it.

I'm far from expert:

However - I have caught (haha) many a salmon up there - 95% of them were lined - 80% of them were lined on purpose..

Save yourself the expense of buying flies, the mess of egg sacs, and just tie up estaz flies.

You do not even need a vice..

Get big hooks (double heavy hooks) and wrap each hook shank with wraps of estaz material - CHARTRUESE is HOT COLOR, PINK & BLUE for COHOS, and BLACK or PURPLE to fill the Color-Switch gap.

Position yourself above a Pod of Salmon, and guide that estaz flie right at their faces. CXhances are onemay snap at it or suck it into its gaping mouth. I call this technique "BOWLING FOR SALMON".

In faster deeper water, add enough weight to tap bottom every 2-3 feet to keep your estaz fly in the zone. Make long sweeping casts and chances are you will line one or stick the hook i it's motor end..

The big Jumpers are alamost always hooked in the motor.


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