Flesh Flies

Our Trout Like Big Flies

September 24, 2014
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The trout in our neck of the woods typically don’t pay much attention to ‘traditionally sized’ trout flies. A size 12 elk hair caddis would be the equivalent of eating the parsley garnish on the side of your steak dinner.. A short growing season, and constant supply of large high calorie food items (i.e. mice, sculpin, salmon flesh, and eggs), causes our […]

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Adjustable Indicator Rigs

August 12, 2014
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We’re on the back half of our season here in Alaska and that can only mean one thing.. It’s steak and eggs season! This time of year, our resident rainbow trout are taking full advantage of the continuous supply of salmon parts tumbling down river. Therefore, we ‘match the hatch’ and fish our share of flesh and […]

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Alaska Trout Fishing

August 13, 2013
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Well, this picture we think captures an awful lot about trout fishing in Alaska. Angler Guide Big net Beautiful spots Deep red stripe Big tail Clear water Flesh fly What else? Tosh Brown took this picture. More on Trout Fishing in Alaska Rainbow Trout in Alaska Favorite Trout Rods Spey Fishing for Trout: Tactics

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Michael White’s Flesh Rig

March 13, 2012
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Last week you got to hear about how Michael White chases rainbow trout at Alaska West with a switch rod.  Today we bring you the rig he uses to imitate everyone’s favorite food source – nasty, decomposing chunks of salmon flesh! The Summary Sage 691-4 ONE Ross Evolution LT #3 Rio Coldwater Clouser Line, 6 […]

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Rainbow Trout Flies – 5 Favorites for Alaska

July 18, 2011
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As we mentioned on Friday, it’s trout time at Alaska West.  Late July trout fishing rocks! If you’re headed to Alaska West to chase our legendary leopard rainbows, here are 5 flies that we think you should bring along.  Idylwilde makes some pretty awesome trout flies – these are all available from your local Idylwilde […]

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5 Ways to Catch More Rainbow Trout

May 9, 2011
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Catching rainbow trout at Alaska West is not all that difficult – in fact it’s easy to catch ‘some’.  That being said, great anglers catch more, and great anglers catch the bigger ones.  Here are 5 ways you can make yourself into a ‘greater’ trout angler in our part of the world. Mend less.  Our […]

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Top Trout Fishing Posts of 2010

December 16, 2010
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We’re nearing the end of 2010, so as dutiful members of the media we figured it was time to run a series of posts looking back on some highlights of the year.  Since it’s really all about the fish, we decided to group these little roundups by type of finned friend. The formula is pretty […]

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Flesh Flies and Snags

November 4, 2010
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Yet another reason why you should fish your flesh fly around snags when you’re targeting rainbow trout in Western Alaska – illustrated in one simple photo. See the snag?  See the dead salmon on the snag?  See why rainbow trout near that snag might be looking for salmon flesh? Thought so. More on Rainbow Trout […]

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Get It Down!

October 4, 2010
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We’ve been beating the drum lately about the fact that flies that imitate salmon parts work really well when targeting rainbow trout in Western Alaska.  We’ve also mentioned that dead drifts aren’t that important, but getting your fly down is. In the process of going through the 1,273,489 pictures from our summer season at Alaska […]

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