Chinook Salmon Fly Patterns

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Between veteran salmon biologist Jay Nicholas, fly tying innovator Barrett Christiansen, and all around stud Rob Russell, The Oregon Fly Fishing Blog is the destination for learning how to create flies for chinook salmon in Oregon. See a list of fly tying videos below:

All-glow Chinook Salmon Comet
All Glo Comet

Salmon Stringer
salmon stinger

Mahi Sandwich
mahi sandwich tube fly

Elk River Estuary Shrimp
Elk River Estuary Shrimp Fly Jay Nicholas Chinook Salmon Pattern

Gold Comet Tube Fly
gold tube comet

Gray Ghost Chinook Clouser
Jay Nicholas's  Chinook Salmon Gray Ghost Clouser

Ramone’s Salmon Killer
Ramone Chinook Salmon Killer

Blue and Gold Comet
Jay Nicholas's  Chinook Salmon Blue Comet

Chinook Salmon Surf Fly
Jay Nicholas's  Chinook Salmon Surf Fly

Pro-Tube Clouser Minnow
Pro Tube Sea Trout Fly

Jay Nicholas’ Baby Boss
Jay Nicholas's Baby Boss Chinook Salmon Fly

Frizzle Chenille Salmon Egg
Frizzle Chennile Salmon Egg

Chartreuse chinook clouser minnow
Jay Nicholas's  Chinook Salmon Clouser Chartreuse and white

Horner’s Shrimp
Horner's Shrimp

Fish Skull Anchovy
Fish Skull Anchovie

Rob’s Zebra Comet
Rob's Zebra Chinook Salmon Fly

Rob Russell Blacktail
Rob Russell Chinook fly pattern

Standard Chinook Comets

Chartruese Comet


Craft Fur Clouser

Chinook Clouser Minnow

10 Responses to Chinook Salmon Fly Patterns

  1. Gary Sheridan says:

    Always on the lookout for another good king salmon fly and noticed the box loaded with chartreuse and red flies. This past season I found, tied and used a pattern called the Chartreuse Striker (Northwest Fly Fishing May/June 2010) on Kenai Peninsula kings entering the rivers bright from the salt…it really did the job and one I’d take along any place for kings. Thank you for the great web site as it keeps me in the loop even though I don’t get to fish in OR.

  2. Jason Taylor says:

    try a little sky blue hackle mixed w/ peacock green tinsel sparse black buck tail Miragebou in a blue.very sparsely tied. killer pattern for fresh nook that are still on the feed. If the bite is off you gotta switch it up. there’s no such thing as a bright green or orange salmon or steelhead fry. tie your bug on a 2- owner cutting point, if the water is clear try a 1-. also do try non weighted patterns of all the bug’s in you’re box. good luck and tight lines.

  3. David Swart says:

    Looking back through your old blogs & found this one, I have to say you guy’s are a delight to read,nothing real serious just good info & how to tye videos,my favorite king salmon fly is one I found in an tying magazine called the orange admiral TMC 700,or mustad 9672 #2-6,hot orange marabou tail silver krystal flash highlights,hot orange cactus chenille body,hot orange marabou wing silver krystal flash highlights,dazl or bead chain eyes,3/0 hot orange thread,that’s it.

  4. jason taylor says:

    crushing the kings at winchester bay! landed a bright hen on a #6 clouser green /white. a seal snatched her up by the head, the seal must’ve been full because it let go for a second. that’s all the time i needed and a few seconds later my bright hen was on it’s side. ten pound maxima is some tough leader boy’s and girl’s. patiently waiting for the south coast to start kicking into high gear. i need more bug’s for my box. winchester bay kicked my butt. next year need more bugs. lot’s of jetty rocks love to eat fly’s and break em.

  5. Davy says:

    its chinook season here in bella coola bc and i just caught a monster 45 pound buck on the baby boss, man that was an hour of fun!! thanks guys

  6. mike o'brien says:

    Hi Guys-been following your blogs and reports. VERY impressive! Anyway,
    going to tie up some new salmon flies for our Or. costal rivers. You gave me some fresh
    ideas. Those fish are excited about those old style flies about as much as I am—
    like the same old hotdog. I’m thinking a fresh steak or ribs for them to try now.
    Know you guys need to pay for all your salmon outings. Drop me a message on the
    costs for an old retired gentleman to guide on the Winchester bay or where they’l be . Been fly fishing and tying 45 plus yrs. You don’t
    have to babysit. Again, thanks for all the info on the web. It’s been fun.
    Regards +
    Bend some hooks
    Mike

  7. seth haga says:

    hi guys, just found this site, its great, im looking to drift the elk and sixies this season. I was just curious what flies have worked for anyone here that has tried it before. I do tie my own flies and any pictures would be great , thanks for any help!

    seth

  8. alex white says:

    I also have been curious as to what flies to use on sixes and elk I have lived and fished in the area my entire life (bandon) but I have always lure fished or used bait this year I am learning to fly fish FINALLY but I am completely clueless to what flies to use on these rivers I do not know any fly fisherman I am capable enough to tie my own I just don’t know where to start it would be so great if any of you guys have any advice for us because landing a salmon on a fly rod would be amazing

  9. rick itami says:

    Alex, the Elk was low when we fished it in mid-Nov. and a chartreuse Comet pattern caught more fish than any other pattern in my boxes. A chartreuse Clouser minnow pattern also works. A simple Kelly green bucktail over white bucktail is usually what we go to with better flows.

  10. Sean says:

    Hi,

    I’ll be heading to Patagonia this coming winter to chase kings in a couple rivers. The fish are there in big numbers, I was there this winter and saw it firsthand, but nobody is chasing them at all. Kind of at ground zero here and looking for some tips. As far as presentation techniques; I’d certainly prefer to swing for them, but I’m also open to suggestions.

    Thanks much,

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