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If you had only one fly pattern that you could fish for trout in any given month on any stream in Pa, what would you choose? I guess it would be your "go to " pattern. I guess mine would be a # 14 Hares Ear.

Posted on: 2008/7/27 17:39


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since you didn't specify size-muddler could be doctored to be dry-hopper-nymph-streamer- wet,probably not THE killer but a shrewd cheater could get some action.

Posted on: 2008/7/27 17:57
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I think if I were limited to one size/pattern, I'd give up flyfishing. Flyfishing without the flyboxes is like playing poker without chips. Anyway, I guess my goto was always the chamois worm.
http://flyshop.flyfisherman.com/fly_archive/details/820.htm

I tied mine on an egg hook, but that pattern is pretty close to what I used to use. It was really effective! Most especially in the Summer and particularly in the morning and late evenings. Still there was a time I was invited to fish the LL on New Years Day, and I ended up giving away at least a dozen of the things. I nearly ended up being the "high rod" but someone I gave a woim to beat me by a few. Wild trout liked it, stockies slammed it.

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I really don't know what I would pick. Maybe a zebra midge?

I was reading the post above, and I was thinking, playing poker without chips would mean you had to play with the real thing. Fly fishing without flies would mean you had to use the real thing...BAIT!! I don't think thats what you meant but I'm nuts and I sat here thinking about that for the past 5 min.

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#16 PT

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I'm kinda with Padraic on this one. If I needed to catch a fish to survive in all months, I would choose an olive wooly bugger. But if the fishing is for pleasure only, I'd give it up if I had to use a bugger all the time. Nymphing, I prefer hare's ear in size 14, color-- light brown, on dries, I try to match the hatch, but I guess an Adams parachute would be the most versatile, size 14 as a preference, but to be practical, the size 16 would probably cover more hatches. Then when sulfurs are hatching, I guess I'd have to use the nymph or bugger.

Posted on: 2008/7/27 21:37
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I could probably maximize the pounds of fish landed per year fishing a chartruse egg. I could land a lot of steelhead on that over the winter and catch my fair share of stockies in the spring. There might be a dry stretch through the summer with that fly. Size 14.

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Quote:

chstrcntyfish wrote:
I really don't know what I would pick. Maybe a zebra midge?

I was reading the post above, and I was thinking, playing poker without chips would mean you had to play with the real thing. Fly fishing without flies would mean you had to use the real thing...BAIT!! I don't think thats what you meant but I'm nuts and I sat here thinking about that for the past 5 min.


Well, that proves my theory about this site. If what you wrote is perfectly clear and understandable, can't possibly be taken any other way... it will be.

One more time. "like poker without BETTING".

Posted on: 2008/7/28 9:26
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One more time. "like poker without BETTING".


Or like playing Baccarat. PERIOD.

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BACCARAT?? What the heck is that? You don't fruit in your drinks do ya?

Posted on: 2008/7/28 10:16
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I haven't fruited in my drinks since gradeschool. The baccarat analogy goes like this: you have to play to win; you can win with luck and only luck; you have no choices or decisions to make.

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Good analogy then.

Posted on: 2008/7/28 10:57
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Looks like I fit right in then

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green weenie

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i would have to say a bunny leech

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uhh...nevermind



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