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    We will be taking a couple of day flyouts for silvers later this month, what is everyone's favorite lures. We will be using spinning gear. Thanks

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    Fresh or salt water? Kodiak Custom Tackle has some excellent lures, but Mepps spinners and flying C's work, vibrax.....just about anything will work if they are on the bight.

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    Flyouts will be to 2 different rivers. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by outdoorRN View Post
    We will be taking a couple of day flyouts for silvers later this month, what is everyone's favorite lures. We will be using spinning gear. Thanks
    Personally, I prefer the Vibrax spinners over the Mepps.. nr 3 size works for me... I'd take a couple nr 3 red, a couple nr 3 chartruse and a couple nr 3 silver... Pixie's are always good take an assortment of the medium sized Pixie's.. Have a good trip..

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    Vibrax are excellent, size 6 in the salt, size 3 or 4 in fresh water works great for me. I choose colors based on light conditions usualy, bright day dark lure, dark day bright lure but, as a general rule green, blue, pink and large in the salt, then green, chartreuse, orange and small in fresh water.

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    Vibrax are good, I used to prefer mepps and still use a lot of #4 and #5 multi color, chartruese, pink, or orange. Couple years back I had a pink kodiak custom with a skirt on it and I couldnt' keep the fish off of it. It's well worth the extra $ for the kodiak custom.
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    I like vibrax, but I like to fish sizes 2-4 for silvers. Colors of choice, chartruse/tiger, blaze/tiger, rainbow trout, silver, and blue. Pixies work okay for me, some people live by them. Again I use the smaller ones, I find they work much better. Have fun, good luck!

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    I was gonna start a thread asking the same info. I already have most of this stuff. I.E. vibrax #3 pink, blue, silver, chartruese, purple, orange. I also picked up some beads/corkies, yarn with some 1,2,3/0 hooks and a few smaller bobbers for bait fishing. Am I missing anything or will this pretty much cover it?
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    Id much rather fish #4-5 for silvers. Orange, pink, blue, green with sliver or gold blades. Ive bought black and it was exellent on bright hot days in clear water. Build up a good selection of lures and toss all you got if they arent biting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lake creek fishermen View Post
    Id much rather fish #4-5 for silvers. Orange, pink, blue, green with sliver or gold blades. Ive bought black and it was exellent on bright hot days in clear water. Build up a good selection of lures and toss all you got if they arent biting.
    I got some #4 and #5 too that I bought for kings. I put em in the box as well.
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    That outta do just fine! #3-5 is great.
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    #4 Chartruese Vibrax exclusively... Maybe its superstition but thats all I roll with and have slayed them many a time!

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    #3 hot pink, and #4 bleeding vibrax with a purple bell (hard to find sometimes) are the two most successful silver lures in my tackle box. Roe under a corkie with 1/4 oz weight 18 in up is the weapon of choice for Eklutna, and drifting eggs under a bobber works almost as well at Ship and Jim. Also seen egg imitating flies and egg sucking leechs work well too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishAddictAK View Post
    #4 Chartruese Vibrax exclusively... Maybe its superstition but thats all I roll with and have slayed them many a time!
    Where are you fishing them at? I would imagine that water color has to do with lure effectiveness.
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    Its so weird how some people feel comfortable with a certain color or size. I absolutely hate the chartruese color for silvers. It just does not feel right to me. I LOVE my hot pink vibrax, mepps, or k custom, but to each its own. Whatever you are comfortable and confident with will be much "better" when you fish it. Like a previous poster wrote, take alittle of everything and you will be set!

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    Quote Originally Posted by c6 batmobile View Post
    Where are you fishing them at? I would imagine that water color has to do with lure effectiveness.
    Fished them all over the place ocean, rivers, ect with about the same results. Unless you are in really murky water and need something extra shiny I dont think a specific color is going to have a significant effect. I have caught on a variety of colors in a variety of places, to each is own I guess....

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    Yup, Vibrax spinners are proven silver killers. I fish size 3 - 5 depending on water conditions. All the colors are effective, but Pink & Orange seem to produce the highest amount of strikes. Don't forget a bobber and bait rod provided bait is legal on the rivers your fishing. Cure up some eggs and your good to go.

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    I know I've got to read the regs for up there but do you normally have to replace the trebles with single hooks?

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    Myself and some other nurses are going to do a flyout to the Kustatan and then a flyout with Rusts, not sure what river that will be. I will find out what the other river will be. I think we will using roe on the first trip, but I like casting lures. Thanks for all of the help!

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