As soon as the salmon arrive in Alaskan rivers, trout are going to be on the look out for eggs. Even before the actual egg drop begins fishing beads can be very effective. But before you break out the bead rig (there will be plenty of time for that later in the season) try swinging flies for trout and Dollies. From big rivers to small, swinging sculpins, flesh & egg patterns, Dolly Llamas and attractors can be deadly and the grab is unforgettable. Check out this video from a float trip in mid July.
Want to try swinging for rainbow trout and Dollies? Here are some of our favorite flies.