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ak_powder_monkey

Proud to Be Alaskan
#1
hey folks smolting season is coming up...

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NO clousers!
Must reply in this thread before Monday Feb 18
Deadline For flies is March 10


I'm doing a bead chain smolt
slippery_whippet - thorne river emerger
clint_f with the chum baby
zach m - another chum baby
gigharbor - glow fry
cruncher - ??
 

Preston

Active Member
#7
Matt,
I presume he's talking about chum and pink smolts which head down to salt water as soon as they swim up from the gravel. at this point they are only 1 to 1 1/4 inches in length.
 

Matt Burke

Active Member
#8
Matt,
I presume he's talking about chum and pink smolts which head down to salt water as soon as they swim up from the gravel. at this point they are only 1 to 1 1/4 inches in length.
Yeah, I was trying to think if a small imitation with just a bit of the egg sac hanging off would be the trick. Or just the standard 6" hare and marabou streamer. Either way, I wish I had time to jump on this one.
 

Preston

Active Member
#9
If the egg sac has not been fully absorbed the critter is, technically, an alevin (pronounced al'-a-vin). Most, if not all, chum and pink smolts have completely absorbed the egg sac before they enter salt water.
 
#10
Yeah and when those egg sacs are still visible, most of the fishin is shut down. That puts me back at my standard hare and marabou and adjusting length to the time of year or type of water.
 

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