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    Default Silver Salmon fly techniques

    I'm wondering what the preferred method is for fly caught Silvers?

    - Streamers, on the strip, floating line

    - Streamers swung low and slow on a tight line

    - Dead drift eggs/nymphs

    -all of the above ?

    Thanks for any input, I'm starting to get a list going of patterns .

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    I've had my best luck stripping articulated esl's on floating lines.


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    Nice pic. I'm going to tie up some general patterns to bring along, but am going to purchase the bulk of them once in town. Hard to beat local knowledge.

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    I've had my best luck stripping articulated esl's on floating lines.
    What is an articulated esl? I googled it and I got something about sign language lol, please clarify for me so that I search for a few of them? Maybe add them to my list of lures ? thanks!

    --Chris

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    I think difter meant eel, not esl

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    ESL= Egg Sucking Leach
    Articulated flys have 2 hooks connected together (usually with some braided line. The front hook is cut off at the bend (to make it Kenai legal) so that it is just an eye and shank while the trailing hook is left intact. The fly is tied in two parts, the trailing hook has the tail and part of the body while the forward hook has the rest of the body and head of the fly. This makes the fly a lot longer and because it's not solid in the middle like it would be on one long streamer hook it swims and moves more realistically.

    Here's some info:

    http://www.angelfire.com/wa/salmonid...atedflies.html

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    Drifter,
    Logs, rocks, and various bottom debris like to "de-articulate" my articulated flies. The rear hook will catch on the debris and the fly will pull apart leaving me only the front half still attached to my tippet. Do you know how to prevent this situation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCA View Post
    Drifter,
    Logs, rocks, and various bottom debris like to "de-articulate" my articulated flies. The rear hook will catch on the debris and the fly will pull apart leaving me only the front half still attached to my tippet. Do you know how to prevent this situation?
    Here's a thread dealing with rear hook attachment.

    http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/...ad.php?t=29876

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    Default Articulated Leech

    Here's one of my ties



    Quote Originally Posted by AlaskaIsCold View Post
    What is an articulated esl? I googled it and I got something about sign language lol, please clarify for me so that I search for a few of them? Maybe add them to my list of lures ? thanks!

    --Chris
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    Default dolly llamas

    for my money nothing outfishes dolly llamas when it comes to silvers. I've found that black and white and pink and white are the most effective. These are articulated leech patterns that drive the fish absolutely crazy. I've probably caught somewhere between 100-200 silvers the past 3 years on this pattern. I buy mine from alaska fly fishing goods as other places i've bought them the rear hook has had a tendency to pull off the fly but i have not had this problem with the ones from AFFG. I also fish them with a floating line and an 8-9 foot leader. 2-3 feet of 15lb mono and 6-7 feet of 12 pound mono.

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