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Old 07-15-2003, 01:35 PM
peter-s-c peter-s-c is offline
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Chinook wet flies

With the end of summer in sight (a depressing thought), we're looking at doing some late summer fishing for chromer chinook. Most people (as shown in the PM rig thread) tend to use some form of dead drift rig for chinook. I've always swung flies with success and only ever tried dead drifting once on the Salmon in NY. After that session, I'm staying with the swing.

Just wondering what others here use for wet flies for chinook. I've had success with the Van Luven (an old West coast steelie wet), Mickey Finns, and rainbow smelt streamer patterns. I've also hooked fish on other semi-realistic streamers and marabou wets. I know some do well with leech patterns but they haven't produced for me.

What are your favourites?
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