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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-12-2012, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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...who's been fishing and whats been working? I know there are a billion kings in there and the fishing has been unbelievable but like most of us I'm looking for chrome. This is more of a fly pattern thread for me. I usually throw big leech patterns and marabou speys but I'm looking to broaden my horizons and try something different. I'm curious to see what you guys throw and what is going on up there now. Not sure if this should be in the fly forum but too late I guess. Thanks guys.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-13-2012, 09:55 AM
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I won't be up for another two weeks but I religously keep in touch with a few local friends and spey guides. My dad and mutual friends were up a few weeks ago but no chrome for them. There weren't too many around though at that time. the good stuff. With the water being so low and clear smaller, natural flies with a touch of brightness seem to be working as well as scaled down intruders and such. Two days ago a friend landed a 30" chromer on a 3" long intruder style fly in olive.

Small marabou streamers have been getting hammered as well....some with bright colors and some in natural tones.

Egg sucking leeches are always a good fly with all the chinook and coho spawning going on right now.

Can't go wrong with muddlers as well. I know I will be fishing some dries too.

Hope that helps and good luck!!
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Thanks! I'll up there 0ct 25-28 swinging the big stick. If you run into a tall guy with a beard in his 30's swinging a Sage One stop and say hi. Oh yea, might be doing a quick two day trip this tues-wed. I'll let you know how its going. Thanks again. Got to get to tying.
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My work took me Watertown on Thursday so what the heck I brought along my 7115 Berkie and slept over for an early start Friday. The rain wind and 37 temp made for an unappealing walk as I slipped and slid past the corn field down to the Meadow run and clear Low water. About 16 or so were fishing above and in Clay so I stayed on the north side and top of Meadow run. Another 8 fishing in tight quarters down below.
I used a #2 pink and green Spey fly which brought a strong pull but no hook up.later in the day I had the Meadow to myself and fished the south side and jumped a steelhead with a blue, black pony w blue flash, silver tube, Icelandic style. Most folks were taking steelhead on egg paterns. Red flies seemd to be taking the odd Coho.


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Last weekend my son and I caught some small chrome swinging #6 black crystal flash buggers.
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