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Fly Fishing

Salmon flesh banquet for trout

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Monday morning was spent hiking along the  banks of my local river, searching for steelhead and trout. The river has been flooded recently with a deluge of salmon flesh, making light pink and peach dead drifted patterns a good option. Standing in the river, entire carcasses, tails, heads, fins, and random chunks of skin and flesh were tumbling downriver between my boots.

My fly choice of the day is a called a Slumdog, the pattern came to me from NW Fly Fishing magazine, and incorporates a small amount of flash, peach/pink egg fly yarn, and two wraps of peach marabou just behind the large brass or lead eyes. This color scheme is my own take on the pattern, and ‘matches the hatch’ when spawning fish are dying in droves and feeding eagles, seagulls, and four legged mammals.

Fished under an indicator, the Slumdog serves well as the first fly, with a dropper behind. A nice, small, bull trout came to hand and was swiftly released.

Little Bull Trout (or a Dolly Varden) ready for release

Little Bull Trout (or a Dolly Varden) ready for release

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bull trout

Bull trout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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