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Re: Flies

2008/3/20 22:15
Posts: 1785

gfen wrote:
Buy some pheasant tails and some hare's ears for nymphs, 14-18.
Buy some peacock soft hackles for wets, 14.
Buy some elk hair or CDC-and-elk caddis dries, 14-16.
Buy some Adams dry flies, regular and parachute, 12-18.
Buy some Blue Wing Olive dry flies, regular and parachute, 16-18.
Buy some Sulphur dry flies, regular and parachute, 14-16.
Buy some beetles 14-16, grasshoppers 8-10, and ants 14-16, and Royal Wulffs, 12-16.
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Buy some Wooly Buggers in olive and black for streamers, 6-8

Go out and have a good time. You've got your bases covered. You'll figure the rest out with due time.

If its graceful and slender while it flies, its a mayfly.
If its mothlike and spastic, its a caddis fly.
If its anything else, use an appropriate caddis or mayfly anyways. Its fishing, not rocket science.

If the bug coming off the water is light, use a sulpher. If its dark, use an Adams. If its tiny and olve, its a BWO. If you can't tell, use an Adams or a BWO (you'll figure them otu quick enough). If there's nothing, but you want to prospect or just have fun, use one of the terrestials or the Wulff.

That's it. Seriously. Don't let anyoen tell you its more complex.

This is a good standard list and good advice... beginner or not. It is a standard list that works.

Posted on: 2011/2/2 18:56

Re: Flies

2011/2/2 22:48
Posts: 198
There is a guy on Fly Angelers Online Forum that ties awesome flies. $18.00 for 24 flies. I have bought PTN an Amhurst Pheasant Nymphs from him. Great guy to deal with.

Posted on: 2011/2/6 19:49

Re: Flies

2010/2/15 19:09
From Ohio
Posts: 800
Unless on my home waters, I stop in a local shop to buy flies. The local fly shop will always know what's hatching at the time and the little differences might be bigger than you think. You can't beat local knowledge.

Posted on: 2011/2/10 13:21

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