Most experienced anglers who go after salmon will probably tell you that the flies which are most successful in pursuit of these predatory fish are wet flies and salmon flies for salmon fishing. While some of these flies are specifically designed for salmon by using patterns that do not attempt to imitate any creature in particular, several are successful because they do a good job of impersonating some of the salmon’s natural prey. Below this product, we'll discuss some of these natural prey that salmon are often attracted to in their natural habitat.
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Cabela's Muddler Minnows - Per Dozen - Brown
"Incredibly versatile, the Muddler Minnow can be fished as a dead-drift dry floater or sunk. Or, you can treat it as if it was tied on with a riffling hitch. Per 12. Sizes: 4, 6, 8. Cancer and Reproductive Harm- www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. Type: Fly Assortm
Cabela's Magnum Zonker Strips - Chartreuse
"These bigger, wider strips are handy for large bass, pike and saltwater flies. The 1/4 -wide rabbit strips give you approximately 30 per package. Colors: Salmon Pink, Dark Brown, Craw Orange, Fluorescent Pink, Red, Olive Variant, Gold Variant, Orange, B
Cabela's Squirrel Zonkers - Black
"Great tying smaller versions of strip flies, these pine squirrel zonkers are soft-tanned and dyed over natural in a wide array of colors. Per each. Colors: Zonk Craw, Zonk Brown, Zonk Olive, Zonk Black, Zonk Olive, Zonk Natural. Cancer and Reproductive H
Hareline Dubbin Barred Magnum Zonker Strips - Chartreuse
"Add a barred variation for your Zonkers. They are not cut so the fur angles back. Excellent for imitating the mottling on a sculpin. Wrap two colors together to create a variegated effect. Size: Three strips (approximately 10 long each strip) , 1/8 inch
"Hareline Dubbin 1/8"" Barred Zonker Strip - Chartreuse"
"Tie streamers with Hareline Dubbin Barred Zonker Strips for strike-inducing lifelike action and colors. Includes four 1/8W strips that are each approximately 12L. Colors:Barred Black/Olive, Barred Black/White, Barred Brown/Peach, Brown/Ginger, Brown/Flet
Hareline Dubbin Crosscut Zonker Strip - Blue
"Tie streamers with Hareline Dubbin Crosscut Zonker Strips for strike-inducing lifelike action and colors. Includes four 1/8W strips that are each approximately 9L. Made in USA. Colors: Charcoal Mouse Gray, Olive Variant, Fluorescent Blue, Fluorescent Fuc
Hareline Dubbin Hareline 1/8 Zonker Strips - Blue
"Start crafting your own fly-fishing patterns with Hareline Dubbins 1/8 Zonker Strips. Cut from the best hides available. Adds tantalizing color, body and motion to your favorite patterns. Colors: Fluorescent Orange, Navy Blue, Fluorescent Fuchsia, Salmon
Hareline Dubbin Hareline Hide 2Tone Zonker - Chartreuse
"Start crafting your own fly-fishing patterns with Hareline Dubbins Hide 2Tone Zonker. These tip-dyed rabbit strips add body, tantalizing motion and an unbeatable two-tone effect. Colors: Purple/Florescent Fuchsia, Blue/White, Hot Orange/Fluorescent Orang
Montana Fly Company Black Ghost - Per 3
"The Black Ghost, with its black body and white wing offset by the shimmer of tinsel, is sure to produce hard strikes from large trout. It represents a large variety of baitfish. Per 3. Sizes: 6, 8, 10. Cancer and Reproductive Harm- www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Montana Fly Company Hornberg - Per 3 - White
"The Hornberg is a traditionally styled wet fly that has a general attractor pattern but suggests lines of many different insects and general trout fare. Per 3. Sizes: 6, 10. Cancer and Reproductive Harm- www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. Type: Flies."
Montana Fly Company Mickey Finn - Per 3 - Red
"The Mickey Finn imitates many different baitfish and small minnows with its tinsel body and bucktail wing. Tied on a long shank streamer hook. Per 3.Sizes: 4, 6, 8. Cancer and Reproductive Harm- www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. Type: Flies."
Montana Fly Company Black Nose Dace - Per 3 - Red
"With its black lateral line, this fly resembles the dace baitfish. This pattern is very productive for browns and rainbows but really shines for brookies. The pattern is tied with bucktail wings and a tinsel body. The Black Nose Dace can be fished in typ
Montana Fly Company Matuka - Per 3 - Black
"The Matuka is truly an all-around streamer pattern. It can work as a leech pattern, sculpin or baitfish imitation. The Matuka style of securing the wing material creates body and pulsing movement that will entice any trout. Per 3. Sizes: 4, 6, 8. Colors:
Montana Fly Company Marabou Muddler - Per 3 - Black
"The Marabou Muddler series of flies has taken the standard Muddler Minnow design and added a marabou wing for added movement and realism. Per 3. Sizes: 4, 6, 8. Colors: (003)Black, (004)Yellow, (007)White. Cancer and Reproductive Harm- www.P65Warnings.c
Montana Fly Company Lanier's Strung Out Streamer - Per 2 - White
"Streamer patterns resemble darting minnows, a favorite food of big trout. Per 2. Sizes: 4, 6. Color: Tan/White. Cancer and Reproductive Harm- www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. Type: Flies."
Montana Fly Company Muddy Buddy - Per 2 - Black
"Streamer patterns are great for big trout, and this is one of the best. Per 2. Sizes: 2, 4. Colors: (003)Black, (009)Olive. Cancer and Reproductive Harm- www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. Type: Flies."
Rainy's Galloup's Zoo Cougar - White
"The Zoo Cougar is a great minnow imitator that brings out the big boys. Per each. Sizes: 2, 4. Colors: (007)White, (004)Yellow. Cancer and Reproductive Harm- www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. Type: Flies."
Umpqua Zonker - Per 2 - Black
"This classic streamer pattern has accounted for many a fish for many a fly-fisher. The streamlined bunny hair body and bulbous belly imitate a small baitfish extremely well. Fish will chase this one down. Per 2. Sizes: 2, 4, 6, 8. Colors: (180)White Pear
Umpqua Stay Hungry Streamer - Multi
The Stay Hungry Streamer is an excellent minnow imitator that will generated aggressive strikes. Per 2. Size: 2. Cancer and Reproductive Harm- www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. Type: Flies.
Wapsi Fly Crosscut Zonker Strips - Chartreuse
"Similar to the traditional zonker strips, these crosscut strips are cut so the fur angles back. They are perfect for bunny leeches and carcass patterns. Ordinary zonker strips wont lie back like these do when wound around the shank. Use the regular zonke
Wapsi Fly Zonker Strips - Chartreuse
"These 3mm-wide Zonker Strips of rabbit fur eliminate the hassle of cutting strips from a whole skin. Colors: Natural Brown, White, Black, Olive, Chartreuse, Grizzly, Cream, Reddish Brown, Shrimp/Pink, Pink Roe, Fluorescent Red, Orange Splash, Pink, Peach
Wapsi Fly Zonker Strips - 8-Piece Assortment - Multi
"With these 3mm-wide strips of rabbit fur, you don't need to cut strips from a whole skin. This eight-piece assortment includes about three-feet of each color. Cancer and Reproductive Harm- www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. Type: Hair."
WAPSI FLY INC White River Fly Shop Rabbit Zonker Strips - Black
"White River Fly Shop Rabbit Zonker Strips are the main ingredient for tying bunny flies. Can be used lengthwise with a straight cut, or cross-cut and wound like a hackle. Approximate 3 strip. Size: 1/8. Colors: (003)Black, (005)Red, (007)White, (008)Brow
Wet flies are a broad category of flies, and include any fly that uses action under the surface of the water to entice a fish to bite. Terrestrial wet flies, for example, imitate a drowned insect. A salmon may take these wets out of curiosity while spawning, but generally for little other reason, since terrestrial insects are not a part of the salmon’s diet under normal circumstances.
Because the category of wet flies is so broad, however, salmon anglers don’t dismiss every wet as almost impossible to catch a salmon on. There are much larger versions of wet flies, and these come in a few different types, each designed to excite a salmon into biting for a number of reasons. One of these types is the buzz bomb, which aggravates the salmon through emitting frequencies which vibrate through the water. Buzzers have typically relied on audio frequencies to entice salmon, but recent research indicates that certain species are likely to take a fly that manipulates the electrical frequency around it as well. As this article is on wet flies and streamer flies for salmon fishing, it is necessary to skip over a few other wet flies that may work in order to give an accurate description of a much more specific wet fly variety.
Streamer flies have proven to be successful in salmon fishing both in salt and fresh water environments. These flies imitate baitfish, which for most species of salmon make up the largest part of their diet. Streamers need to impart the same action a wounded baitfish would engage in if they are to attract and trigger the predatory response of a salmon in the ocean, so some skill is needed by the angler if success is to be had.
In a fresh water environment, streamers work not so much by triggering a feeding response as by triggering a protective response. Salmon who have entered fresh water do so to spawn, and their appetites are often diminished during this time. At the same time, however, their aggression levels begin to peak; they are not only looking for mates but will also seek to protect any redd site they deem worthy. The presence of another fish, no matter how small, can be perceived as a threat and an aggravated salmon will strike.
Wet flies and streamer flies for salmon fishing, as in other types of fishing, have their best success rate when the angler understands the motives that will entice a salmon to strike the fly. This differs not only from one environment to another, but also from species to species. You should also remember to check local regulation when it comes to using salmon flies during the spawn; some runs are protected and molesting the fish is strictly prohibited.
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