Every Pacific salmon dies after spawning. Their carcasses decompose and break apart to become food for other kinds of fish. Flesh flies simulate this drifting flesh.


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Barely Legal Flesh Fly Barely Legal Flesh Fly
Price: $3.50
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Barely Legal Flesh Fly, Peachy PinkThis large (4.5") articulated fly is unweighted for maximum action. It is tied using expensive tip-dyed rabbit fur to simulate fresh flesh, perhaps from a fish that was torn apart by a bear. To give it further realism, there's an opaque pink bead in the middle.Barely Legal Flesh Fly, Cotton CandyAs fish flesh drifts down the river, it tends to bleach out. This bleaching effect also happens inside the fish themselves as they loose fat from their stay in fresh...

Lady Flesh Fly  Articulated Lady Flesh Fly  Articulated
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Item #: ST096 -

What fly designer, Tracy Smith says about her Lady Flesh flies: "I was born and raised in Alaska and have been blessed with the opportunity to live and fish in an area some people only dream about. As a Fishery Biologist for the Department of Fish & Game, fish are my life and rainbows are one of my favorites. With abundant salmon runs, the rainbow is always nearby slurping eggs or gorging itself with that perfect piece of rotting carcass. My love for the rainbow has narrowed my tying focus in...

Lady Flesh Fly  Chunky Lady Flesh Fly  Chunky
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Sometimes trout and char get so filled with salmon flesh that they are only able to eat smaller chunks of drifting flesh. Especially effective downstream from where people are cleaning fish, or where bears are ripping apart fresh salmon.

Split Decision Split Decision
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Item #: ST283 -

This is one of the most effective flies for catching Alaska rainbow trout and char that are feeding on dead, washed-out salmon flesh. This fly come in two colors, because fish can become very selective.

Flesh Flies

Pacific salmon form the basis for a biological web of life in every river in which they occur. These fish spend one to several years in the ocean while feeding and growing. The accumulated nourishment is stored in their bodies and brought back to their parent rivers. Every salmon dies after spawning, thus adding their nutrients to that watershed. During the process of decay and assimilation, many organisms prosper including plants, insects, birds, animals and fish. Rainbows, cutthroats, whitefish, sculpins and char are among them. Flesh flies simulate the drifting flesh from this process.