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2013/3/16 18:02
From Kennett Square
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I have just started to fly fish in SE Pa and I was wondering if anyone had some recommendations for essential flies that will get me through the season.

Posted on: 2013/3/24 15:27

Re: Flies

2009/4/21 16:39
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nymphs are gonna be Pheasant tails, hare ear, scuds, midges, caddis larva and emerges .

streamers wooly bugger

dries BWO, caddis and some streams have sulfurers.

a few random green weenie, cressbug,

Posted on: 2013/3/24 21:23

Re: Flies

2012/12/9 15:03
From Lewistown, PA
Posts: 66
Adams! In sizes 12 to 22. Adams dry flies are great because they can imitate a lot of different bugs. Go with the standard dun to begin with, then maybe try the parachute version. The Adams is the only fly I fished for the first 3 or 4 months of learning to fish, and I caught plenty of panfish and small (dumb) trout. Enough to get me through learning the basics of casting, reading water, and getting a good drift.

Posted on: 2013/3/24 23:04

Re: Flies

2006/9/21 0:02
From Pittsburgh
Posts: 836
You could do pretty well with adams for the darker mayflies, and sulphers for the lighter ones. Ditto with caddis flys - some in gray, and some in tan. Throw in some rusty spinners and terrestrials, and you'd have a basic dry fly selection that would suffice in many situations IMO

Posted on: 2013/3/24 23:59

Re: Flies

2010/1/28 14:17
From Abington
Posts: 76
Zebra midge too. Red, olive and black.

Posted on: 2013/3/25 5:22
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Re: Flies

2013/3/25 15:47
Posts: 62
If we're talking trout, my basic essentials would probably be as follows.

The Adams for dark mayflies, the Light Cahill for light mayflies.

A few shades of Elk Hair Caddis.

The green weenie and pheasant tail for nymphs.

The woolly bugger for streamers.

Flying ants and foam beetles for terrestrials.

I'd also consider putting the Griffith Gnat on the list.

As for sizes 14-18 for the dries. 10-16 for the nymphs. 10-12 for Woolly Buggers. 14-18 for the terrestrials. 18-24 for the gnats.

I would guess that over 50% of the fish I've caught on a fly rod have been on four flies: Adams, Light Cahills, Elk Hair Caddis, and Green Weenies.

Posted on: 2013/3/28 18:20

Re: Flies

2012/1/20 1:57
From The Frozen Tundra of WI
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Posted on: 2013/3/28 18:32
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Re: Flies

2006/9/28 14:40
From Philadelphia
Posts: 11
Volksnurse's recommendation about Zebra midges is good advice. Tie one with about 1 1/2-2 ft of tippet behind a caddis or other good floating fly (I tie the tippet to the bend of the hook of the floater). Zebra's work in sizes 16-22. You can use the same diameter tippet as you have for the floater, but I always go down on size. If using 4x tippet, I'll use 5x for the dropper tippet.
good fishing

Posted on: 2013/3/29 17:48

Re: Flies

2010/3/29 6:56
From cambria county
Posts: 307
We should have a sticky thread for this question!

Posted on: 2013/4/4 14:36
"There he stands, draped in more equipment than a telephone lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process."

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