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Favorite Style Dry to Tie

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The title says it all. What is your favorite style of dry fly to tie? I am terrible at tying dries but I think that my favorite has to be parachute style dries. They are also my favorite to fish.

Posted on: 9/13 10:25


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I'm with ya on the parachute dries as well...spinner style are easy to tie also but parachutes I fish the most and have the most success with.

Posted on: 9/13 10:39


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GOOD OLD CATSKILL DRIES.

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Catskill dries. They're more to tie, and for me at least, seem to catch better than either Compar-duns or parachute style dries.

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bigjohn58 wrote:
I'm with ya on the parachute dries as well...spinner style are easy to tie also but parachutes I fish the most and have the most success with.


Me too.

On flat water with tough fish...the top confidence fly for me is a parachute style tied sparse with splayed tail.

Posted on: 9/13 22:01


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CDC comparaduns and emerges

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When I tied, I liked the Catskill style because there were so many techniques and materials to get wrong that when I tied a decent one, I felt I had accomplished something. I also, as a result, enjoyed fishing them most.

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I fish with mostly parachutes, but my favorite to tie, and best/classic looking IMO, are catskills.

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I like using Ken Tutalo's knock down dun style of fly with snowshoe hare wings instead of cdc.

I do have a fond spot for Catskill style dries. It took me years before I was really comfortable with the style, but now I find them fun to tie and to fish.

Posted on: 9/15 9:30


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My favorite dries to tie are elk hair caddis's and stimulator's. When I do fish dries I mostly fish for wild brook trout. These work very well and float great for that long drift. There also pretty easy to tie.

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I also love CDC comparaduns and emergers. I tie them almost identical but emerger on a curved hook and trailing shuck. Been using biot bodies for the dries more recently. Very easy to tie and think CDC is the most buggy looking wing.

Posted on: 9/16 9:13


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Thorax with split tails and standard Catskills.

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I tie all the styles. But catskills will always have a place in my box.
I still prefer many of the older styles. Next would be parachutes.
Fun to tie. Also very effective.

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