Silver (Coho) salmon are starting to show up here in Alaska. Silver salmon are known to be super aggressive. Either straight out of the ocean or even 100 miles upriver, silver salmon are a hoot to target and super fun on the fly. The nice thing about Silver salmon is they will attack a variety of flies, all of which are readily available at a fly shop. Slivers are pound for pound one of the best fighters. Silvers or Coho salmon are uber aggressive and willing to attack a variety of flies. We have previously posted about some Silver flies here. This is an updated list, and are all flies that are effective in getting a Sliver to strike in different ways. Make sure to add these fly patterns to your Silver catching arsenal.
The Kriller is designed by a friend of Deneki, Greg Houska. the dressy and attractive Kriller is a very effective salmon and steelhead fly. In terms of silvers (coho) salmon, pink works best. Shrimpy, squidy, and pink, a great combination for sliver (coho) salmon.
The Loop ES Leech is also developed by a friend of Deneki, Tom Larimer. A great combination of pink, purple and black, the Loop ES Leech is a great for those super aggressive silver (coho) salmon, especially on the swing.
Yes, this fly has been featured a couple of times in our blog. When it comes to topwater fishing for slivers (coho) salmon, the Popper Wog is money. Cast across the pool of slivers, strip away to create a wake then BAM! The attack is awesome.
Lighter and “easier” to cast than the Popper Wog, the Polywog is not only favorite among silver (coho) salmon anglers, but also silver salmon. Huck one of these flies into the biomass of silvers (coho), to create a wake that silver (coho) salmon can’t resist. The strikes are smashing.
All in all, there are a lot of favorite flies for silvers (coho). Whether topwater, streamer patterns, in black, pink or purple, silver (coho) salmon is upon us and super fun.