What Type of Flies Should Be Used to Catch King Salmon?


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When flyfishing for king salmon, use a selection of flies with large and small profiles tied with light and dark materials. Flies tied with materials such as marabou, bunny strips, ostrich plumes and barred rhea, in black, blue, orange, pink, and chartreuse attract king salmon.

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Popular examples of such flies include the MOAL leech, marabou streamers, Hareball leech, and other intruder-style fly patterns. Both weighted and unweighted versions of these fly patterns are effective, and flies tied with a stinger style hook help you to avoid losing fish. Larger profile flies tied in darker colors are most effect in low-light conditions with little water clarity, while smaller profile, bright flies work well in sunny conditions when water is clear.

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