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    Would a pink worm(fake not real) be considered and single hook artificial fly? Or is that considered bait/baiting, like a bead?

    "Only one unbaited, single hook, artificial lure is allowed year-round"

    I'm missing the page on clarifications on what exactly is allowed.

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    If you're talking plastic worms, as long as it's not scented or salted, I believe you're good. Do a google search for the AK statue for deffinition of bait and that will clear it up for you
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    Quote Originally Posted by bowdy15 View Post
    Would a pink worm(fake not real) be considered and single hook artificial fly? Or is that considered bait/baiting, like a bead?

    "Only one unbaited, single hook, artificial lure is allowed year-round"

    I'm missing the page on clarifications on what exactly is allowed.

    Thanks

    I would say it is a single hook artifcial lure. It is not a fly so I would not fish it in fly only waters. I would put it in the line of a bead, or plug or spinner
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptor_1 View Post
    If you're talking plastic worms, as long as it's not scented or salted, I believe you're good. Do a google search for the AK statue for deffinition of bait and that will clear it up for you

    I missed the part where you were asking if it was a fly. My bad, single hook artificial lure waters it would work. Fly fishing only, Chuck is right on.
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    You need to specify exactly what this "worm" is made up of... Is it made up of plastic or a thread like material? This, in MY opinion, will decided whether or not this "worm" is a fly or not.
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    Just like the plastic ( I think) steelhead worms or jiggin worms for lakes and such. The pink ones in the yellow plastic bags.

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    It is just an artifical lure then. Give F&G a call to double check but it is fake, it is a lure, so it is not bait. Just not a fly is all
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    I suppose I should call just to be sure, I have my new "demon spawn" rod that I wanna try later today up north and I wanna bounce around some worms!

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    If it's a plastic worm there is no way they would call that bait. The one I always wondered about was that there is no using live bait in the state,yet people that fish with earth worms aren't they alive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by power drifter View Post
    If it's a plastic worm there is no way they would call that bait. The one I always wondered about was that there is no using live bait in the state,yet people that fish with earth worms aren't they alive?

    Plus they sell live crickets at Mart mart. I heard the things chirping yesterday when i was there
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    The regs refer to live fish as bait.
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    So, in getting even more technical, would a plastic worm with some yarn tied at the head (like fishing RR) on a hook be legal in FFO waters.....? Ponder that one!

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    Im going with NO. That would be like throwing a #5Mepps with a single hook on it with a piece of yarn on it calling it a fly
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    Some helpful definitions from the ADF&G:
    • 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 lure means a lure that is manmade, free of bait as defined below, and is used to attract fish for the purpose of taking them, and includes artificial flies.

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    You will just have to wait till August 21 when your little pink worm will be legal to use in the Russian river.Tight lines.
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    Anything that is scented or salted is also concidered bait.
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    You could always tie up one of these

    http://flytyingworld.com/fly-detail-...sPinkWorm.html

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