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    What would be your choice, of the top 6 fly patterns to have in September to fish the Kenai and Kvichak rivers?

    Bill

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    Beads, Flesh Flies, Clousers, anything Chartreuse for Coho, ESL of purple/black/olive, more Beads

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    Franken Fish has the right idea. I've never fished the Kvichak, but I'd bring:
    1. Beads
    2. Flesh flies
    3. ESLs
    4. Black bunny leeches
    5. BH olive woolly bugger
    6. Dolly llamas in assorted colors
    7. A mouse or two
    8. More beads
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    AK fly fishing goods has a bunch of beads on sale right now, FYI>
    http://www.alaskaflyfishinggoods.com...-products.html
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    Big Articulated things for swinging with spey rods
    Flesh, big and little
    A few nymphs (for the fish that don't want to move)
    Egg patterns
    bombers and other skaters, just for fun
    Sculpins...
    Stuff for cohos
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Leeches, flesh flies, beads, beads, more beads.

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    Speaking for the Kvichak only,
    Early September: Beads, nymphs, drys for when you get tired of hucking big flies. Early flesh colors.
    Mid to late Sept.: Articulated leaches, sculpins and flesh. Unique beads, and black nymphs, dries for grayling.

    On the Kvichak you wont find much for silvers at least for the BBQ. Early Sept the trout aren't looking up so a mouse would be fun casting and maybe smaller trout. You may get a big fish to pop a mouse but a lot of fishing and not catching on top for trout. Water will be higher in the fall so less wading on my river. Hope this helps, email with specific questions if you wish.

    George

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    Thanks, to everyone for the replies.
    What size hooks, do you use, for the leech & flesh fly patterns?
    Are you using floating lines or sink tips?

    Bill

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    Any help on the above thread
    Also, what lb. tippet do you use for silvers & rainbows?

    Bill

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    I like 2x for bows and 1x for silvers
    I like articulated leaches with smaller stinger hooks lots of folks go with 4-6 inch long flies MOAL leaches, dolly llammas, black intruders, etc. I like smaller wooly buggers myself they are much more pleasant to cast.

    As for flesh, bunny flies, cotton candies, etc. Ginger with some pink, peach, white with some pink.

    Sink tips for swinging, floaters for nymphing... If you don't yet fish with a 2 hander, get on that, it makes swinging flies on tips soooooo much fun.
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Thanks, Powder Monkey!
    That helps, and I do have a two handed rod, for swinging flies.

    Bill

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