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Luhr Jensen Coyote Flashers and flies for trophy Great Lakes salmon & trout.

Posted on May 19th, 2014

When Great Lakes salmon & trout start to scatter, the Luhr Jensen Coyote Flasher & Luhr Jensen Fly rig can really produce big.  Flashers are designed to attract feeding salmon from a distance.  The action of the flasher “flashing” from side to side can get the attention form another salmon as far as 100′ away.  The “flash” looks like a salmon that is feeding and chaning direction to feed on bait.  When the pursuing salmon get’s close it spots the fly behind the flasher and strikes it!

luhr jensen flasher - CopyFlashers and fly combinations can be fished off of a downrigger, behind a diving device like the Luhr Jensen Dispsey Diver, or off of sinking like like stainless steel and the Sufix Performance Leadcore line.

The key is fishing the flasher/fly at the right depth and also having the right distance between the flasher/fly and the cannon ball or diving device.  Aggressive salmon/trout will readily strike a flsher/fly that is within 3-6′ of the cannon ball/diving device, while more leery fish need a longer lead from the cannon ball/diving device to the flasher/fly.  Trial and error is the best way to find the right combination.

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