Trout in our neck of the woods may behave a bit different than trout found in other areas of the world – Gorging on large meals like mice, sculpins, and salmon parts, as opposed to insects. However, the fact remains.. They’re still trout!
That means that even though our trout love big, gaudy, nearly comical offerings most of the time, throughout the season they can still become pretty selective.
When dealing with selective trout, generally a smaller imitation of the natural is often the ticket, and even in Alaska the same rules apply. So what do you offer a picky trout who’s use to chomping on huge chunks of dead salmon flesh? How about a smaller ‘snack size’ piece of dead salmon flesh! Smaller ‘micro’ flesh flies are a must in any Alaskan trout box, and today Alaska West guide, Jason Whiting, gives us the step by step on a simple, but super effective flesh pattern.