As per a download of Alaska F&G Regulations:
"artificial fly means a fly which is constructed by common methods known as fly tying, including a dry fly, wet fly, and nymph, which is free of bait as defined below. Materials and chemicals designed and produced primarily to cause flies to float or sink may be used on artificial flies."
"artificial fly (unweighted) means a fly which weighs less than one-fourth ounce in its entirety."
I am assuming from the above that a fly tied with a dumbell head, bead chain head, cone head (etc.) and which has a shank wrapped in lead is legal as long as it is doesn't weigh 1/4 ounce or more. I am also assuming that a fly tied on a jig-head is not considered a fly and is illegal. Am I correct in this interpretation?
Not to nit-pick but, in the interest of remaining legal, I am asking this question:
When the Alaska Fish and Game folks stipulate, "less than one-fourth ounce in its entirety"; do they consider the dry weight or wet weight of the fly. In other words, I would expect that any bunny strip type fly would weigh quite a bit differently between dry weight and wet weight.