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    Default Question on Articulated flies or stinger set up

    I'm fairly new to fly tying and I've seen all the threads on how to do an articulated fly. Looking at the regs for the Kenai fly fishing only area and the Russian, are these flies legal? It looks like they would be if the front hook has been cut. I don't know if I would use one, but I like a challenge and want to try tying some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roknjs View Post
    I'm fairly new to fly tying and I've seen all the threads on how to do an articulated fly. Looking at the regs for the Kenai fly fishing only area and the Russian, are these flies legal? It looks like they would be if the front hook has been cut. I don't know if I would use one, but I like a challenge and want to try tying some.


    I get my articulating flies from world wide angler and there is only one hook on them. There is no front hook at all. I fish the russian quite a bit but have never used them there. I use them on the upper kenai in late september and then through december and they work very very well when the egg bite is off and it is flesh time on the river. Even when the silvers are there bedding up the red flesh is still flowing and the work fine. The only problem I have with them is the Reds that are left in september will hammer them as will the silvers. The flies are legal. On the Russian/kenai area the only concern is that the gap from the tip to the shank cant be more than 3/8's of and inch. i have not seen any flies I have bought with a gap bigger than that. Once you clear the powerline on the refuge the hook size does not come into play.

    Id be interested in seeing how you do on the russian with them. Im always on the kenai that time of year. Even though i base camp out of the russian i kind of forget about it around mid august., Good question though


    P.S. If you need someone to try out your flies, Id be more than happy to give them a shot. Hint Hint .
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    Strangely enough articulated flesh is pretty sweet for sockeye at the confluence, go figure

    They are fun to tie, at first anyway.
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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