In my assessment Alaska's Sockeye Salmon is the #1 rated fish in North America's freshwaters. I even go so far as to say its a World Class fish and deserving of that title even ahead of our King salmon. Pound for pound there is no other fish that I have encountered that is so powerful, so acrobatic, and so determined to beat you than a red. It is by far what most Alaskans wait all year for and what the majority of our visiting anglers target to fill their fish boxes for the ride back home. It is the staple of Southcentral anglers.
Because there are thousands of visiting newbies as well as a number of Alaskan anglers who are relatively inexperienced at catching sockeye salmon legally, I have put together some guiding information as well as the recipe for tying up the Kenai Krill Killer sockeye fly. You may prefer a plain old coho fly or a yarn fly but this pattern and its unique fishing properties will result in far fewer foul hooked fish and you will still put just as many on the stringer legally. For those who are expert sockeye anglers that have no trouble getting your fish you can pass on this article and get out there fishing. The reds are pumping into the Kasilof and Kenai rivers as I write this today.
RECIPE FOR SUCCESS - The Kenai Krill Killer