The Sockeye Salmon Fly Selection contains 28 of our favorite sockeye flies. Sockeye salmon are the most reluctant of salmon to take a fly. These patterns are the best ones out there. All the flies in this selection are legal on rivers such as the Russian and Kenai that have hook size restrictions.
Sockeye Salmon Fly Selection
$74.99 – $86.99
Includes Sockeye Lanterns, Montana Brassies, Copper Swans, Sockeye Johns, Sockeye Lightning, and more…
Purchase the selection as Flies Only or get one of our custom Alaska Fly Fishing Goods fly boxes for an additional $12. The box is double sided slit foam and measures 5.25″ x 3.5″ x 1.5″.
We suggest fishing sockeye flies on a nymph-style leader set up. The goal is to get the fly near the bottom at their eye level and let it drift naturally. Start with a Rio 9 foot Trout Leader in 1X (13lb), tie on the fly and add split shot about 20″ up from the fly. If you aren’t sure what size split shot to use, start with BB or 3/0. Flip the fly upstream at a 45 degree angle, mend and highstick the fly through the run. When the line goes taught, set the hook.
*Flies may vary from photo. Qty: 28 Flies
1 review for Sockeye Salmon Fly Selection
Brad Elfers has been a fly fishing & river guide in Alaska since 1993.He opened Alaska Fly Fishing Goods in 1998.
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Raymond Amazeen –
Unfortunately we didn’t time the Red run well. But the Sockeye selection did very well on Chums, Rainbows and Pinks in Talkeetna. They also performed well on the Dollys in Anchor Point. Over all we both are very satisfied with the fly selection and look forward to experimenting with them in other areas of the lower 48. Thanks again!