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    I picked up the flies I am bringing up with me in August and just wanted to see if anyone thinks I need something more. Remember, this is not a dedicated fishing trip but I do want to be in the ballpark for some silvers and rainbows. I'm bringing some dries for the grayling. Also picked up the new toy...
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    I'd add some sculpins, and a mouse for bows. some mosquitos, black gnats, and copper johns for grayling. As for the reel I think it might work out for ice fishing dollies but...

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    where will you be fishing?

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    Homer to Cantwell and Anchorage to Valdez.

    I've got the stuff for grayling, from my NC stuff, but might add the mouse...

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    I would add some Bunny's in Bright Pink and a few Chartruse. Size 2 for Silvers and Chums. Have a great trip!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitroshrew View Post
    As for the reel I think it might work out for ice fishing dollies but...
    thats a joke right? if not you should stick to spinning rods.
    SC, As for the flys I like a few different color dollies (brown and lt brown or black and white) I've found some work better in different water colors. the main thing I see that your missing is beads. check the regs on the different bodies of water but they are flat out deadly this time of year.
    I'm a SC transplant myself. good luck!

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    You've got the right type of flies for sure.
    Will they be ENOUGH? Maybe for 1 or 2 days of fishing. lots of trash in the water of the Valley streams. I usually go through 5 - 10 flies in an afternoon. Don't forget to bring (or pick them up when you get here) beads.

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    I would add a few clousers for coho and small nymphs for greyling. Maybe broaden the flesh palette by a few shades as well.

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    ESLs in purple for trout
    Anything in pink for silvers
    beadhead nymphs for grayling--prince, zug bug, hare's ear
    I second the flesh flies. August the deeper pinks and oranges will be best.
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    I think other than getting a few mosquitos, I have the beadheads and stuff for the grayling. Sounds like I need to get some pink stuff, I am assuming that's a leech pattern or a bunny, purple esls and some flesh with more orange and pink...again. Not much of a clouser guy but I do have a couple, any of these colors work or do I need more of them too. I knew I was going to end up with another couple of the c&f tarpon boxes full of stuff. Oh well, just means I have to come back so I can use it again...
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    Some small, heavy woolly buggers, some with bead heads and orange bead heads. That has been the ticket for me lately!

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    You'll probably want to catch salmon I'd guess... I really like fuschia, purple, and orange. Bring a lot of flies, you'll loose a lot if you tie them if your buying our fine local establishments (I like Mossy's the best) would be more than happy to set you up
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    I ordered a bunch of pinks and purples yesterday.

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