Silver (Coho) Salmon love pink and movement in flies Aggresive, feisty, and fun Silver Salmon are arguably pound-for-pound the best fighting fish nature has to offer. When it comes to Silver Salmon flies, these anadromous fish love the color pink and movement. The Pinky Tuscadero embodies both attributes in a fly Silver Salmon seek.
Silver Salmon are coming. Let’s get ready.
Photos and Instruction by Mike Brown. Mike is the owner of Mossy’s Fly Shop in Anchorage, Alaska.
- Hook: Aqua Talon Sz 2
- Tail: Pink Zonker Rabbit
- Back Rubber Legs: Aqua Glow
- Articulation Thread: 30lb Power pro
- Shank: Aqua 26mm Return Eye Shank
- Dumbell Eyes: XL Nickle Plated Lead Eye
- Rear Tail Body: FL Pink UV Polar Chenille
- Rear Body Step 1: UV Pearl Predator Wrap
- Rear Body Step 2: Barred Pink Predator Wrap
- Mid Body:: Pink Marabou Plume
- Mid Rubber legs: Crusher Legs Barred Pink
- Front Body: Pink Marabou Plume
- Front Rubber Legs: Aqua Glow
- Thread: Veevus 140 White
Step 1. Place your trailer hook in the vice and start your thread.
Step 2. Tie in a short (little longer than the hook) piece of bunny strip.
Step 3. Tie in 3 Aqua glow rubber legs on the side, fold over and tie down on the opposite side. Trim to length of rabbit strip.
Step 4. Tie in your UV polar Chenille. Whip Finish.
Step 5. Loop your 30# Power Pro onto the stinger hook.
Step 6. Put your shank in the vise and attach your dumbbell eyes. Place them all the way to the front. Run your thread to the back end of the shank.
Step 7. Attach your power pro to the shank, adjust your length (appx 3-1/2” overall fly length) and secure down well.
Step 8. Holding the rear hook in hand and pulling tight, apply a small amount of zap-a-gap or super glue to the power pro. Holding everything tight, wrap your polar chenille down the line, this will take a little bit and patience will help. Wrap down to the shank and make a turn or two and tie off. You can now pull your hook back out of your way.
Step 9. Tie in a small piece of your UV Predator Wrap.
Step 10. Wrap the Predator wrap 3 or 4 turns, sweeping the fibers back with each wrap. Tie off. Pull the fibers back and trim them off about ½ way to the back.
Step 11. Tie in a small piece of your barred Predator wrap.
Step 12. Wrap the barred Predator wrap 3 or 4 turns, sweeping the fibers back with each wrap. Tie off. Pull the fibers back and trim to match the first layer of predator wrap.
Step 13. Tie in a marabou plume by the tip.
Step 14. Make 2 to 3 turns of marabou, sweeping the feathers back with each turn. Tie off and trim excess.
Step 15. Tie in 6 pink rubber legs and pace centered on the side, repeat this step on the opposing side. Trim the legs even with the rear hook.
Step 16. Tie in another piece of marabou by the tip.
Step 17. Wrap the marabou forward to the eyes, sweeping the feather back with each turn. Tie off and trim excess.
Step 18. Tie in 3 Aqua glow legs, place them at appx 2 o’clock on the side, repeat on the other side. Cover up with thread and whip finish. Trim legs to roughly the length of the fly.
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