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Old 07-06-2004, 05:14 PM
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Favorite fly?

I'll be on the NW Miramichi later this month, and I have no idea which flies to bring along. This will be my first salmon trip. Anyone have some suggestions?
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Old 07-06-2004, 07:39 PM
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hi,i don`t know about the salmon in the U.S.but if i should suggest a pattern try to get your hands on the river mörrum speciality called "ullsok"it is tied with 3 hackles,front,mid.and rear about 3mm red wool as tail,body usually just black tying tread or bronce peacock hearl,hackles are dark burnt orange.a variation called "the 89`er" last hackle changed to the red breast feather from gold pheasant and 2 straws of flash are added to the mid section.thigt lines!
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Old 07-07-2004, 08:40 AM
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Be sure to bring lots of variations on the buc bug. Green machines, smurfs, shady ladies in multiple sizes. Dark patterns like a black bear/green butt, conrad, or blue charm are necessary. Shrimp patterns like Alley's shrimp, tippet shrimp. or GP should be included. A brighter pattern like a cosseboom, green highlander or silver rat /silver doctor would round out the wet flies. Three flies you don't often hear about, but which I always take to the Miramichi are the salmon mickey finn, chief needahbah, and the bonehead. Dry flies should include some bombers and some Wulffs.

Of course, your other option is to ask your guide what you should bring or to call Doak's fly shop in Doaktown. Be prepared to be told that "all your green machines should have glitter tails" or something like that. Like all areas of the world, they always seem to have something new or different that it's claimed will work best.
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Old 07-07-2004, 09:17 AM
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I wouldn't be caught anywhere without an assortment of Blue Charms, Thunder and Lightnings, Green Highlanders, Green Cosseboom(tyed with light green phentex wool) and Dusty Millers, for wets. Although I have a buddy who fishes the Miramichi, who has had good success with the Interval Blue(I've never moved a fish with it though...).
For drys, Bombers of course, in assorted colors (although the grey to tan body with light orange hackle and white calf tail wing and tail produce best here), Orange bugs and a few Wulffs.
I think these flies will fish about anywhere.
Tight lines!
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Old 07-07-2004, 09:28 AM
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And don't forget to bring some butterflies and muddlers.

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Old 07-07-2004, 10:25 AM
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No one has mentioned size. An all-around size for your wet flies would be a #8, but you should have some 6's and 10's. As far as Bombers go, the most used size would be about 2 1/2" long, but I like them alot longer. When all else fails, try a Green Widow. My $0.02
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