aka "Char or Arctic Char"
Once the salmon show up in good numbers, big numbers of dollies follow them up river and stage just downstream of the spawning behemoths, who can individually drop thousands of eggs in the stream.
The dollies are voracious, hard hitting and feed aggressively on salmon egg imitations and streamers, some days mice patterns. Once hooked, often during egg-induced feeding frenzies, the dollies are surprisingly tenacious fighters – they just don’t ever seem to give up – and can definitely put a good bend in a fly rod and a BIG smile on your face.
Fish of this type typically range from 12 – 24 inches and average 18 to 20 inches. However, some seasons bringer larger fish in the 18 – 26+ inch range.
The camp record, landed in 2015, is 30.25 inches.
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Rod6 to 7 weight rods with medium to fast action
ReelQuality reel with disc drag to match rod
LineA floating line works well in all conditions
Leader8 to 10 pound