New drying method was tested comparison with a traditional one used for production of Kwamaegi, semi dry pacific saury in east coast area of Kyungbuk province. During 15 days of total drying period, change in nucleotides and free amino acids were measured in edible portion of pacific saury from different dry methods, natural(traditional) and artificial method. ADP and AMP detected in raw fish were decrease while IMP, inosine, hypoxanthine increased during drying period. K1 values expressed as(Hx+HxR$\times$100/Hx+HxR+IMP) increased gradually throughout drying period, indicating the decline of freshness by drying. Freshness judged by change in nucleotides and related compounds was better in samples from artificial drying than from natural one. Special flavors of Kwamaegi were regarded to be synergistic actions of IMP and some amino acids. Content of total free amino acids of raw fish comprised 2.9g by weight(100g) and sum of glutamic acid, aspartic acid and histidine was over 34% of total amino acid content. Glutamic acid content. Glutamic acid, aspartic acid contents were reduced rapidly from 3rd to 9th day more decrease by artifical drying than by natural drying. Lysine content were gradually increased under two different drying conditions and threonine didn't change by two drying conditions.