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    does anyone know if i can use dropper fly on upper gulkana river float? thanks

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    You Can fish a dropper fly on just about any river you choose and that being said the Gulkana is a natural free stone lake fed stream for the most part so you are in the mix. Droppers work well during some of the massive Caddis hatches the river sees. It also has many stones colors and sizes as well as a decent Western Slate Drakes and just about anything from A-Z during certain times of the years and water conditions. Lots of fun with a size 12-14 Elk-Hair Caddis Tan or Black with a small bead head and or anything wet below. However you do need to check the regs there are certain sections that are single hook only and a dropper would be two single hooks however if I am not mistaken does equal two hooks not single hook.

    http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/fi...ns/gulkana.pdf

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    What fly would i use to have a chance at a red or a king on the gulkana? Russian fly?
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    Mysis Shrimp & or Teeny Flies for Reds works well. Jim sponsors this page just click on his advertisement he can walk you through what works best for him. back in the day he held several records for Reds fly fishing.

    Several patterns to choose from basic epoxy body with crystal flash does the trick lots of people also use Russian River flies simply buck tail, hell some people just use a piece of yarn and a circle hook all work. http://www.intheriffle.com/fishing-v...-mysis-shrimp/ Russian River Fly: http://www.alaskaflyfishingonline.co...cohoflies.html Yarn and circle hooks up to Doc's post on fishing circle hooks in the reg fishing section about this and you will find it all.

    Concerning Kings Everyone has a different pattern. Teeny Flies work well again IMO and again just visit Jim's web page shoot him an email and he will walk you through what he does. Also: http://www.alaskaflyfishinggoods.com...-products.html just about sums it up.

    In low clear water or what I call public water i.e. Parks Hwgy Streams or those with lots of fishing pressure I fish a small size 6 Salmon Hook Green Butt Skunk tends to work well for me. Again and honestly note trying to plug Jim up to much I feel that one of his Major view points is what makes the Teeny Fly a go too fly for fishing this type of water.

    You also can take a good look at Big Rays Fly Shop Jason has a reasonable selection of patterns you can purchase and or if you tie replicate.

    Last note I promise. Get with Jim for Sockeye styles of Teeny nymphs they really do work well. Next fly would be a larger version of the Mysis Shrimp for Sockeye fishing again my opinion and there are many.

    Kings anything listed in the Fav list of Alaska Fly Fishing Goods.

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    Awesome bluemoose, thanks for the great info. I hope to catch a goodin!
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