CUSTOM FLIES TIED FOR ALASKA.

We tie all the flies you'll use on your guided fishing trip with Cooper Landing Fishing Guide, LLC. We provide our clients with a range of highly effective and proven streamers, flesh flies and other fish-catching patterns. These are the flies we use personally when fishing on the Kenai River for world-class trout & salmon in alaska. Custom orders can also be placed by emailing us. be sure to check out our youtube channel for new fly patterns weekly!

 
 
A great all-around pattern for salmon and trout!

A great all-around pattern for salmon and trout!

CHROME-MAGNUM

A great all-around fly for trout sand salmon fishing and in Alaska. This fly was designed by Dave, Head Fishing Guide for Cooper Landing Fishing Guide, LLC to be easy to cast, is unweighted and is also nearly 100% synthetic. It works great for King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden.

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A deadly leech or sculpin imitation.

A deadly leech or sculpin imitation.

BLACK DEATH

Imitating either a leech, sculpin or young salmon/trout, the Black Death is a very effective trout spey streamer meant to be swung or dead-drifted. This truly Alaskan fly gives the perfect silhouette on dark and cloudy days. With a small profile and the appearance of pectoral fins, the lifelike movement of the Black Death will trigger some seriously aggressive takes from some hungry Rainbow Trout! VIDEO LINK TO TIE THIS FLY

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Not your typical Muppet :)

Not your typical Muppet :)

frag'L Rick

Whether imitating a young salmon, trout or sculpin, this trout spey pattern is tied in proven fish catching brown. With dancing rubber legs and a hint of flash in the under-belly, the Frag'l Rick will simply get the job done! Kenai River Head Fishing Guide Dave uses this fly daily with clients while skagit fishing.

This muppet bites back!

This muppet bites back!

The Big Wazowski

Green and mean, The Big Wazowski is known to fool some pretty big and very aggressive Rainbows and Dolly Varden. Also known to take silvers, grayling and lake trout, green is an awesome color, especially when mixed with a little flash and rubber legs!

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Just like the real thing without the stink!

Just like the real thing without the stink!

Meat biscuit

A formidable and delectable morsel of salmon flesh. Dead drifting this rainbow trout and dolly varden pattern after salmon have decayed a little, is a sure way to get a tug on your line! The Meat Biscuit is designed to mimic the exact color and movement of a smaller chunk of salmon flesh drifting through the water. Head Kenai River Guide Dave swears by this pattern as a go-to for rainbow trout fishing on the Kenai River!

Highly effective on the swing or dead drift.

Highly effective on the swing or dead drift.

WHITE WIDOW

Far and away one of the best fly patterns for swinging on the Kenai River! With lots of life-like movement and the colors of dead, rotting flesh, this fly has a special place in our fly boxes! If you’ve ever rainbow trout fished in Alaska, you know white is a very good color to use! VIDEO LINK TO THIS FLY!

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Basically a live sculpin on a hook!

Basically a live sculpin on a hook!

Hashtag sculpin

You might as well be fishing with a living sculpin! The #Sculpin dances and flutters like a real sculpin. Fish on the Kenai River have literally hit this fly so hard, they've snapped the leader! This fly, tied on either a tube or an intruder shank, will deliver almost any time of the year, especially if you are spey fishing for trout.

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A dead ringer for a young trout or salmon!

A dead ringer for a young trout or salmon!

Dave’s Panic button

A very solid young trout or salmon imitation fly that is deadly on the Kenai River. Dave’s Panic Button is a perfect swinging fly for skagit casting! Tied with rubber legs and a hint of flash, the slim profile and lifelike movement lets big Rainbow Trout know that Dave’s Panic Button is frantically trying to swim to the safety of the near bank. Unfortunately, Dave’s Panic Button won't make it very far without a big tug from a hungry trout! --> HOW TO TIE DAVE’S PANIC BUTTON!

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Trout Intruders are very effective swinging flies!

Trout Intruders are very effective swinging flies!

Dave’s Trout Spey Intruder

Dave’s Trout Spey Intruder is designed after very popular steelhead intruders and can be tied either weighted or unweighted. This fly, tied with rubber legs and spey hackles, has the perfect profile and is a great fly for trout spey swinging in low and clear situations. --> HOW TO TIE DAVE’S TROUT SPEY INTRUDER!

The Trout Spey Squidro Fly is simple to tie and very deadly for Rainbow Trout fishing in Alaska!

The Trout Spey Squidro Fly is simple to tie and very deadly for Rainbow Trout fishing in Alaska!

SCOTT hOWELL’S sQUIDRO fLY (DAVE’S TROUT SPEY VERSION)

Scott Howell’s Squidro Fly is one of the most recognizable steelhead fly patterns around the world. Dave has modified Scott’s pattern to be a “single-stage,” scaled-down version of the famous fly. Dave’s version of the Squidro Fly is appropriate for Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden fishing here in Alaska and is an excellent fly for skagit fishing! HOW TO TIE THE TROUT SPEY SQUIDRO FLY!