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    Default favorite flies for late season kenai fishing?

    annual vacation is coming around, and we want to do more flyfishing, and i prefer to fish my own flys. hoping to catch some rainbow and dolly as well as silvers this year. so what are your favorite patterns? thanks in advance, steve and heidi

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    Flesh, leeches, dollie lamas and beads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabsav View Post
    hoping to catch some rainbow and dolly

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    Quote Originally Posted by danattherock View Post
    As much as I hate to admit it...




    The infamous flybead!

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    how do you tie one of these?? #(8^)

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    That particular one is exactly 7 mm.


    Home made, clay, 3+ colors blended, etc...


    Baked with love




    THIS....





    PLUS THIS....





    EQUALS THIS....







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    I have never seen that before, so cool!

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    and how do you pick which one to use?

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    Find some eggs, and match the hatch!

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    AFFG has 31 different colors of beads on their website. Are they going to be that much better than the flies I'm bringing? One pack of each...that's right at $125 in addition to all the flies I already bought. At some point I've got to make a decision to either stick to my dl's, esl's, leeches, flesh flies, etc...or dive into beads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SC2079BS View Post
    AFFG has 31 different colors of beads on their website. Are they going to be that much better than the flies I'm bringing? One pack of each...that's right at $125 in addition to all the flies I already bought. At some point I've got to make a decision to either stick to my dl's, esl's, leeches, flesh flies, etc...or dive into beads.
    31 colors, but for fall fishing, you'll need 2 sizes - 6mm & 8mm. Get some of the pink pearl, something with a yellow tone & the dead roe color. I'd go with 8mm, but a lot of guys here like the 6mm - probably matters more to the fisherman than the fish . Get either size 8 or 10 hooks & LOTS of splitshot. You can probably get outfitted with all you need for under $50.

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    South Carolina,


    I just put a bead kit together for you and it will mail out Monday morning. About 50 beads in 6mm, 7mm, and 8mm. Many are carefully picked out stock colors, some are painted with Revlon sheer, and about a dozen clay beads I rolled myself. I also put some toothpicks, jelly plug things, size 8 owner bead hooks, split shot, and two 10' leaders in the envelope. Just pick up a few indicators, thingamabobbers, or what ever and you should be good to go.

    Save the money you were going to spend on beads and get some Alaska Amber instead


    Good luck man.


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    No matter what people say Dan your a good man!

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    Dan, just sent you a pm. Thanks is not enough...got some good redfish flats and nighttime trout docks for your flyrod if you ever get to SC.

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