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FLY TYING Streamers with long tails can foul around the hook.  A good rule of thumb is to make the tail 3/4 of the length of the hook you are tying on.  I like to tie most of my salmon flies using rabbit strips.  If you ever have problems with the tail fouling around the hook here is one option that may help this from happening. fly-tying-tail-loop-0041

Tie in a small loop of mono at the bend of the hook.

to tie this loop in, take a short piece of mono and tie one end of the tag on the far side of the shank.


Then fold it around to the other side and tie that end in with more



This will allow the rabbit strip to lay on a short extension of the hook and keep your tail from fouling around the bend.  

Guided fishing trips on the Kenai river and other systems in Alaska take a lot of planning.  Make sure you book early so that we can design the trip the best suites you.  We offer King salmon, Silver salmon, rainbow trout and grayling trips.

I hope this helps and if you have any questions feel free to contact me at

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