These proven favorites are tied to exacting specifications
for George Cook (pictured with a very good Alaska King salmon).
This beautiful fish, fresh from the sea, was caught at Alaska West Lodge on the Kanektok
River where many fish like this are taken each year. George has fished
extensively across the length and breadth of our largest state. He
developed the Alaskabou series in his younger days while guiding in
Alaska. Alaskabous were an instant success and have remained
key patterns for all of the anadromous fish in the northern latitudes
including salmon, steelhead and char. Alaskabous
are also very popular in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest
for salmon and steelhead and have spawned numerous patterns tied
along the same marabou spider theme including our own marabou Tube
Fly Series. The great thing about this style
of fly is that they may
be carried, packed tightly in a zip-lock bag and stuffed in a shirt
pocket or a wader pouch. The more they get crushed & munched, the
more wiggle they have and the better they fish.
Blue Moon: Black and blue with blue and pearl flash is a deadly combination any time, but especially effective on dark days or periods when the water is off color.
Popsicle: This is by far the most popular pattern in this series. Named after the tri-colored popsicles we all grew up with this fly has the warm spectrom combination of colord thjat seem to turn all anadromous fish "on".
Volcano: This pattern has hot colors with lots of flash and movement. It kind
of looks like molten lava. That's why George named it Volcano.
Reddish orange has always been a favored color for new bright anadromous