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First day flys

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With the southcentral opeaner in a week what are some go to flys you use.

Posted on: 2007/3/24 19:47


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I'm thinking something along the lines of a brown, oversized egg pattern. Floating.

Posted on: 2007/3/24 22:36
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If you're fishing for stockies, try a silver tinsel body, white marabou wing, red thread, streamer, size 8 thru 12. Fast tie and effective. For "smarter" fish, try woolhead sculpins.

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Posted on: 2007/3/25 8:54


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Quote:

ian_brown wrote:
I'm thinking something along the lines of a brown, oversized egg pattern. Floating.


Wouldn't a spun deer hair fly work better? Those kibbles float, and they aren't that big either. Say a size 16.

AdamM, I'd probably want some pheasant tails. The Hendrickson nymph might becoming active by mid-April. But stoneflies & BWO's might be a better bet for 3/31. You may even see some on top. Midges are always a good bet. But the trout might very well be too skittish for dry flies, unless you can find a place away from the crowds.

If you are shoulder to shoulder with others, try appealing to the trout's territorial instincts with streamers. Black Wooley buggers should work (a good choice if the water is high and muddy too). Muddler minnows and mickey finns should work. Egg patterns and green weenies are good for browns any time but stockers seem to be very susceptible to them.

And all joking aside, the trout-kibble fly is not a bad idea.

Posted on: 2007/3/25 8:57
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Try all those, and I had good luck with a soft hackled gold-ribbed hare's ear recently size 14 or 16. Bead or no bead.
JH

Posted on: 2007/3/25 9:39
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Love pink or cheese colored sucker spawn bounced on the bottom.

Posted on: 2007/3/27 9:27


Re: First day flys

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San juan worms work well for me. Also, if the water is low, find some stragglers in the tail of the pool (the crowd always fishes the head) and you can usually drift them an unweighted gawdy soft hackle--- It's actually very similar to fishing in the summer for wild trout when they are holding like that.

Posted on: 2007/3/27 10:02






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