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    Default Gulkana Kings on fly

    What is a good constant fly to use when targeting this kings in this river, gonna float it three times in hopes of landing one.
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    Black and blue

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    ok cool man, is there a certain size, would a Popsicle type fly work, or more like a bunny fly?
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    Something heavier with dumbbell eyes. They don't move to fly much, got to put it in front of their face and they hug the bottom. Low and slow swing. I fish dirk wiggles or Guide intruders

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    Yep! There is a fly called Purple Death that is used for Tarpon Fishing basically a Bunny / Maribou Fly.It was adapted years ago for King Fishing
    i.e. added the weight and no needle nose and of course we added Flash to it. of course it has been modified again by some for color such is the world of fly fishing. Two links first being Alaska Fly fishing online the other from the Salt guys.

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    http://mtbpt.blogspot.com/2011/03/ho...le-tarpon.html

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    What weight rod would you use for a king?
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    Awesome fellas thanks a ton! I will land one of these suckers and post it on here for you to enjoy in my happiness!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueMoose View Post
    Yep! There is a fly called Purple Death that is used for Tarpon Fishing basically a Bunny / Maribou Fly.It was adapted years ago for King Fishing
    i.e. added the weight and no needle nose and of course we added Flash to it. of course it has been modified again by some for color such is the world of fly fishing. Two links first being Alaska Fly fishing online the other from the Salt guys.

    Cody Nice to see you out and about.

    http://www.alaskaflyfishingonline.co...rpledeath.html

    http://mtbpt.blogspot.com/2011/03/ho...le-tarpon.html
    Good to see you too moose

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    Concerning Fly Rod Selection it is dependent on the size of the river and the average size of the Kings IMO.

    As an example - Gulkana Kings early run tend to be on average 20-30 LBS again IMO and has normally less current which means you need less of a Fly Rod again IMO. 9-10W will normally work on average.

    Fishing the Kultina or Kenai totally different game I use a 12W or 13W Bigger fish more water etc.......

    I know this does not provide you an exact answer however IMO there is not on distinct rod that does it all.

    It seems previously you have posted a lot of fishing on the SOO drainages and again the size / weight would be dependent on the river you are fishing within the system.

    Safe Rule of thumb 12W

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