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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-02-2016, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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Skeena trip questions???

Hi fellow Speypagers. I will be making my maiden voyage to the Smithers area from September 6-16 and have a few questions about the trip. I wondered what flies I should be tying (size/colours/styles). I'm a Great Lakes swinger and most of my fishing is done with tips and shank style flies (although not always). I'd like to try for some steel on a dry line and fly if possible? As well, I'm taking two of the three rods I own (we will most likely be fishing the tribs and not he main stem) and wondered what will be best suited? My options are an 11'7" 5/6/7wt, a 13' 7wt, and a 14' 7/8/9wt. Any additional info is appreciated and feel free to PM if you would not like to post in an open forum. Cheers folks!

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Why not take all three rods? If forced to choose, I'd take the 11' 7" switch for the Morice (mostly small fish) and the "do everything, all arounder" 13' 7 wt. Your timing is early enough for warm enough water temperatures for both dry fly and damp/wet fly with a floating line IMO. For dry fly patterns I'm partial to October caddis style and Waller Wakers, size 6, with a couple 4s and 8s. My all around wet fly is a size 6 Spade. In the event of higher or off color water your usual shank style streamer patterns would be good. 15' tips in type III and VI take care of deep sunk presentations.

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Hi fellow Speypagers. I will be making my maiden voyage to the Smithers area from September 6-16 and have a few questions about the trip. I wondered what flies I should be tying (size/colours/styles). I'm a Great Lakes swinger and most of my fishing is done with tips and shank style flies (although not always). I'd like to try for some steel on a dry line and fly if possible? As well, I'm taking two of the three rods I own (we will most likely be fishing the tribs and not he main stem) and wondered what will be best suited? My options are an 11'7" 5/6/7wt, a 13' 7wt, and a 14' 7/8/9wt. Any additional info is appreciated and feel free to PM if you would not like to post in an open forum. Cheers folks!
Thems good dates , you'll have a blast , even if water gets high , keep fishing it , I'v had some of my best days when it looked like coffee

As for rods , take em all , take every fly you got , have a full set of tips , cause sure as **** you'll want something and it's home ,

Get up early and fish hard , you'll be rewarded

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Totally agree with earlier replies and if you want to bring only 2 rods, leave the 14 footer home.
Flies: Intruders and tubes with a size 2 or 4 Gamakatsu hook, short shank, and the best combination of colours is Black&Blue of course, maybe with an egg in front.
And if the Bulkley gets cloured at Telkwa, fish upstream or move to the Morice.
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