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    Default What Coho Fly was it?

    I was fishing for silvers in Kodiak last fall. Mostly I used flies I made. In a FF shop (near the Russian River, the shop has moved from Kodiak City to this place) I bought some flies. The hook was "attached to the fly" with a 40lbs (or so) line (sorry, can explain better). So, the fly-hook was flexible. I had some good fishing with these kind of flies. For trying, I bought ESL and other flies, all with this 'system'.

    I guess, many of you know these flies and the name of this type of flies.
    If one of you could send me a picture and/or the name of it, I would be happy. I am writing my kodiakblog and like to note this.

    Sorry, the blog is written in german.

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    Hi Hans.

    It sounds like you were using articulated flies. You can tie numerous patterns using this method... some standards include Dolly Llamas, MOALs (mother of all leeches), Intruders, string leeches, etc.

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    http://www.alaskaflyfishinggoods.com...uct-flyer.html

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    http://www.alaskaflyfishinggoods.com...uct-flyer.html

    Many more examples here:
    http://www.alaskaflyfishinggoods.com...art=0&limit=50

    Typically articulated flies are created by connecting the trailer/stinger hook with braided line (e.g. fireline), dacron backing, wire, or heavy monofilament. Another common practice for articulated flies is to connect two hooks together and cut off the point of the front hook.

    Hope you had a good time on Kodiak. I'd love to see some pictures!

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    Rich
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    Hi Rich,

    thanks for your help!
    I think the guy in the shop called it 'Trailer flies' or so.

    Anyway: I was using exactly articulated flies you are showing in the pictures - thanks!

    You can have a look at some pictures here
    http://hansmetzler.me/2012/12/kodiak...is-not-enough/
    or here
    http://hansmetzler.me/gallery/#all

    At least most pictures have an english written text.

    Hans
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    So, I searched my flybox and found 2 of those flies. One pictures shows the hook well.
    The articulated flies worked well for silvers.

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    Thanks again - now I know them by name.
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    Looks like a purple intruder & a stinky pink

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    Quote Originally Posted by Col. F Rodder View Post
    Looks like a purple intruder & a stinky pink
    Thanks for the names. For me it was more important to know the type of flies = articulated.

    The left one is an egg sucking leech (I think). it's not clearly visible. it's well used and the head is a little damaged.
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    The fly on the left is a Loop ES Leech from Solitude Fly Co., common fly in most shops in Alaska. The fly on the right I am not sure on the name.
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