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    Default Peninsula silver fishing.

    Ok I was planning on going to Jim creek next week to swing my fly rod for some silvers for the first time but as we all know there is an E.O. in there now. I want to try on the peninsula but Im not sure where to start. Russian? Kenai or Kasilof? Should I just find a gravel bar and try from the bank or should I take the boat and hit the Kenai? Im new to fly fishing and I will be bringing my spinning rod as a back up.

    Thanks for the help.
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    Default Russian River and upper Kenai

    Take the fly rod and hit the Russian and the river just downstream of the mouth. It is always a great time and you will get some good fly rod practice when you can't help but hook some of the reds when fishing for silvers. Maybe some silver reds in there also as well as dollies and rainbow - kinda hard to tell what you may hook up with there. You can park at the campground and walk down the river fishing as you go - just watch out for the many bears. No need for a boat - it is an easy low cost trip.

    Leave the spinning rod at home - once you get used to the fly rod in those waters there is no turnig back. Just use a heavy enough leader - there are plenty of hard fighting fish in there. Hooking a big silver in the Russian on a fly rod is always a real thrill - the water is clear and you can see the fish and all the action.

    Remember the 3/8" gap on the hooks even though the fly fishing only rule has expired.

    Good luck and enjoy!


    Quote Originally Posted by c6 batmobile View Post
    Ok I was planning on going to Jim creek next week to swing my fly rod for some silvers for the first time but as we all know there is an E.O. in there now. I want to try on the peninsula but Im not sure where to start. Russian? Kenai or Kasilof? Should I just find a gravel bar and try from the bank or should I take the boat and hit the Kenai? Im new to fly fishing and I will be bringing my spinning rod as a back up.

    Thanks for the help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c6 batmobile View Post
    Ok I was planning on going to Jim creek next week to swing my fly rod for some silvers for the first time but as we all know there is an E.O. in there now. I want to try on the peninsula but Im not sure where to start. Russian? Kenai or Kasilof? Should I just find a gravel bar and try from the bank or should I take the boat and hit the Kenai? Im new to fly fishing and I will be bringing my spinning rod as a back up.

    Thanks for the help.
    You can try in the Russian down to the conflu. I have heard conflicting reports so I am not sure what to make of it, I have been told there is fish in the Russian and in the upper in good numbers and I have been told there isn't so I guess it is a go find out situation.But if you go you can also fish for trout too with your fly rod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenaibow fan View Post
    You can try in the Russian down to the conflu. I have heard conflicting reports so I am not sure what to make of it, I have been told there is fish in the Russian and in the upper in good numbers and I have been told there isn't so I guess it is a go find out situation.But if you go you can also fish for trout too with your fly rod.
    Yeah I figured as much. Sounds like the russian may be the ticket for next weekend. Not sure I have enough gear to fish for trout. I have a few flesh flies and a small bead box. How many beads does one typically fix to their line? 2 or 3?
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    Here is a good link for you to check out. One bead is enough.

    http://www.alaskaflyfishinggoods.com/beads-videos/

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmo1977 View Post
    Here is a good link for you to check out. One bead is enough.

    http://www.alaskaflyfishinggoods.com/beads-videos/
    Those beads look a lot larger than the ones I have. I may need to make another trip to the store for a few different sizes.
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    I can't believe 300 folks read this and didn't correct you



    He is just using the big bead to show you how to peg it.




    For trout, fish 6 mm and 8 mm beads. Fishing 10+ mm beads is popular with steelhead fishing, but not so much for trout. For reference, the bead in the video looks to be a 14mm bead.



    Read the below articles from the Alaska Fly Fishing Goods site if you want to learn about beads...


    http://www.alaskaflyfishinggoods.com...ked-truth.html


    http://www.alaskaflyfishinggoods.com...ext-level.html



    Great article about fishing the Upper Kenai...

    http://www.alaskaflyfishinggoods.com...kenai-101.html



    Article about fly fishing for silvers...

    http://www.alaskaflyfishinggoods.com...ers-guide.html


    Article about fall rainbows...

    http://www.alaskaflyfishinggoods.com...-rainbows.html




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    Thanks Dan. Always helpful.
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