Hi all, new to the board.
I'm from dallas, and am planning on being in POW the last weekend in july. I know that this is kind of a dead time for salmon, but I am planning on spending 3-4 days wandering about trying to find some salmon. I am perfectly satisfied catching 10-20 inch cutties or rainbows or dollies as well.
I've never fished salmon (other than foul hooking some while fishing rainbows in kamchatka), and am tying patterns for the trip at this point.
One suggested pattern was to tie fall favorites, so i've done this with orange wing and red hackle in # 4 and #2. Any other suggestions re: color or size. Is this a good pattern for salmon in the area???
I am trying to figure out a good smolt pattern for bows/cutties/dollies as well, and am looking to do some thunder creeks. Does anyone have any suggestions on size, which color bucktail and body?? I'd like to weight them, but would love a suggestion on whether trying to do a lead wrap body or dumbell within the head would be best. Do salmon eat the smolting salmon???
Any other salmon patterns would be appreciated.
I got a load of bead eggs as well for those trout.
all help appreciated greatly.