Super excited to have an AK trip on the horizon. I’ll be in the Talkeetna area for a few days just exploring (with a fly rod at the ready of course) and then 6 days at Katmai. Last year I did not fish with a guide but this year I will a bit, if anything just to feel a little more comfortable with all those Katmai bears around . So, tied up some different colored dolly llamas and small wooly buggers. The few times I ventured out and fished the Cook river on my own last trip, I used simple, small dark wooly buggers and had pretty good luck with the bows.
Any other streamer suggestions?
I’ll be buying my nymphs and dries. Not quite comfortable with my ability to tie those well enough yet.
Hook - Wide Gap Hook or dry-fly hook, sizes 16-22
Thread - Black
Abdomen - Veevus Iris Thread in color of choice
Wing - Pearl Krystal Flash
Hackle - Grizzly
Thorax - UV Ice Dub in pink, purple, orange etc
Haven’t tied much lately, and it felt good to be back at the vise. Stocking up on a few streamers for some summer adventures. Top one is Gunnar Brammer’s Trout Nugget and the bottom is kind of a smaller spin off that.