Just got back from 3 weeks of fishing silvers coho) in Alaska. Absolutely an epic run this year for some incredible fishing. The best silver fishing I had ever seen and the best the camp manager had seen in over 15 years. Most fishing was done using 1/4-3/8oz jigs with 12lb test or stripping large streamers on 8wts with sink tips. We did manage to catch a few fish on top water stripping wogs. Although almost any color will work, pink is the only color you really need. I'm not much of a numbers guy, but just so everyone understands how good this fishing was, a modest guess would 80 fish landed per day on jigs and about half that if we were fly fishing. I'm sure some days approached the 150 mark. In 3 weeks I would estimate around 1,500 silvers boated on my boat. Most fish were 8-12lbs with the biggest at 17lbs. Also caught many pinks, chum, rainbows, and dollys with a few sockeye in the mix. The highlight of the trip for me was a 30.5in 13lb rainbow caught on a 3wt rod. Took over a half mile downstream in the boat to land the fish. This fish was a beast! The most rediculous part of the trip was a guy in my boat landing 3 fish in 3 casts on a bare 3/8oz lead headed jig, no paint, no twister tail, just a peice of lead and a hook. His twister tail had fallen of on a previous fish. And I swear these fish were not snagged. Unbeleiveable. Great trip to a fishermans and outdoorsmans paradise. If any of you ever get the opportunity, I highly recommend it.