The Sockeye Salmon Fly Selection contains 26 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
$54.95 – $62.90
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 $10. 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 18″ up from the fly. If you aren’t sure what size split shot to use, start with BB or 3/0.
Then add a strike indicator. Thing-A-Ma-Bobbers in 3/4″ size are our favorites. Place the indicator approximately 1.5 – 2 times the water depth away from the fly. For instance, if the water is 3 feet deep, place the indicator 4.5-6 feet from the fly. Adjust the indicator as needed to allow the fly to sink near the bottom while simultaneously allowing you to see strikes as soon as they happen.
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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