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cant wait till pinks are in as this will be the second time flying for pinks for me.i use any kinda of pink pattern but what works best i dont know any insight would be great :)

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Depends where you are targetting them.
Slow and clear , sparsely tied pink fly with a little sparkle.
Current and cloudy water such as Fraser, stick with slightly larger profile with more flash.

I have success with super simple flies with Marabou tails with long fiber Chennille bodies with sparkle, in shades of Pink of course.
 

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purple works pretty good for them also

last time the pinks were here i was using a size 1/0 with a pink chunk of wool tyed to it worked pretty good

doesnt get any simpler than that

HOOK

purple pink combo like a popsicle should work pretty good

i have found in clear water like the harrison you need alot smaller profile fly or they just dont seem to wanna hit it often. in the Vedder i was getting tons on muddlers (beige) while trying to get coho and all of them were chromers too also hit a couple nice ho's that day
 

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awsome guys i'll be heading for the pinks when they arrive in the squamish then of cousre in the harrision.thanks for the input as i'm new to the flying thing.

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bright and smaller for clear water and large and dark for dark water. This has always worked for me whether it's flies or gear. With pinks I find that most anything with some shade of pink, red or purple that has some good action to it ie maraboo patterns and even some articulating type patterns. This will be the first year of pinks on the spey so I can' wait :thumbup:
 

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i agree it will be the first time im on the spey also

still learning and could use some casting lessons for the different directions the flow is coming from


any takers to teach ???

maybe a spey day before or right after the Vedder opens
 

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i'll second that motion. I have had a couple of good friends who are pros to help me out but they fish different types of water and have different takes on which casts for which situations. I find I would like to learn them all and decide for myself so if their is a spey cleav on the way let me know!
 

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cascademarine said:
i'll second that motion. I have had a couple of good friends who are pros to help me out but they fish different types of water and have different takes on which casts for which situations. I find I would like to learn them all and decide for myself so if their is a spey cleav on the way let me know!
This is a great forum addition, but let's not forget the sister site at http://www.flyfishbc.com/forums/ There is a complete Spey forum there.
 

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Hi Guys and Gals,

I have a very productive one I developed years ago, I call it the Raver...



Tie the top of it bigger for dirty water... Tied on a size 4 low water salmon hook in this example.

This fly is killer on the Harrison, where it meets the Fraser. It's also very good on the Fraser, if the water has decent visibility.

Cheers,
Nicole
 

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hey nicole...by chance do you have a brother in Austrailia right now?
 

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Why yes cascade, Ryan is my bro! He's coming back in August some time... I'm looking forward to seeing him...

That fly is so easy to tie, I can do 12 of them on one sitting... the larger part of the body is lead wrapped around the shank and then wrapped over with the braid.

Seriously, try that fly out... I tie them for my dad's friends, and they have a ball with them. Use off a type 5 sink tip.

I'm usually into one every cast with the thing, and there is no need for anything else.

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Nicole
 

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Welcome to the forum, Nicole!

Just in case on the unlikely chance that some of you might not know Nicole...she is a very accomplished single and double hand angler, local guide, and as evidenced by that fly...and accomplished tyer.

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Nope, I work at the CBC, that's adrienne at M&Y...

I'm not a guide right now, but I was doing some assistant guiding for various people over the years... I once got to guide the producer of the Red Fisher show! That was a total highlight.

Thanks for the welcome guys, Great to be here!

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Nicole
 

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Welcom Nicole Good to have ya here! Sounds like your experience in fishing will be much appreciated. I'm sure i've read some of your posts befor on anouther web site i think! Any ways heres to ya Nicole. :beerchug:

C.K.
 
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