Register now on PaFlyFish.com! Login
HOME FORUM BLOG PHOTOS LINKS


Sponsors

Browsing this Thread:   1 Anonymous Users





Must have dries

Joined:
2012/2/15 16:35
From Butler, Pa
Posts: 566
Offline
A friend of mine who is new to fly fishing recently asked me what dry flies he should get, and to be honest I just said Adams, EHC's and royal wulfs. But now I kind of feel bad, most of our fishing is done in NC PA, so I wondered what would a dozen good dry flies be to get him through the year, I mean there are so many, what do you guys reccomend, I rarely dry fish, I exclusively nymph for the most part and I'm kind of looking into this as well any help is appreciated. I just dont want to overlook something and have him say thanks a-hole

Posted on: 2013/2/27 22:45


Re: Must have dries

Joined:
2011/3/31 12:18
From Clearfield
Posts: 2490
Offline
Those are 3 good ones.

Posted on: 2013/2/28 7:23
_________________
www.theavocations.blogspot.com


Re: Must have dries

Joined:
2012/1/11 15:43
From Bucks County
Posts: 157
Offline
How about Blue Winged Olives?

Posted on: 2013/2/28 7:41


Re: Must have dries

Joined:
2011/8/16 7:41
From Tyrone
Posts: 211
Offline
Griffith Gnat

Posted on: 2013/2/28 8:08


Re: Must have dries
Moderator
Joined:
2006/9/9 17:32
From Gettysburg
Posts: 9008
Offline
The three you mention are a good start. Generally, insects tend to be a bit larger upstate. I'd add the following (or something like this):

- Blue Winged Olives, size #20
-Sulpher, #14
-Elk hair caddis (cream and gray) #16
-Midge (any pattern - black or cream #22)
-Rusty Spinner #14
-Stimulator #10
-Ant, black #14
-Ant, cinnamon #20
-Foam Beetle, black #14

Posted on: 2013/2/28 8:35


Re: Must have dries

Joined:
2011/7/6 12:30
From Ephrata, PA
Posts: 6318
Offline
Haha! Welcome to opening the can of worms, brother! Honestly, I could survive in NCPA with the three dries you listed. I can survive in SE PA w/ those three flies, especially on native and wild streams.

That being said, I love being in NCPA during hatches. Some of my favorite memories over the years have been catching hatches on those NCPA streams. Ones that stick out to me the most would be the sulphurs, green drakes, and march browns. If I lived in NCPA and fished there most of the time, I'd try to at least catch those hatches.

Posted on: 2013/2/28 8:37


Re: Must have dries

Joined:
2006/9/13 10:18
From LV
Posts: 7521
Offline
Hendricksons, quill gordons, blue quills, green caddis. tan caddis, green drake, coffin fly, rusty spinner, isonychia, baetis, cinnamon caddis, the hatches pretty follow that order, but vary from time to time. For attractor patterns royal wullf, stimulator, adams. Most of the time in NC PA you will not be fishing hatches, but use hatch charts to tell you what should be hatching and use the apporpriate fly and you will catch plenty of fish, this is my method for fishing NC PA, and it works.

Posted on: 2013/2/28 12:52
_________________
It's time to stop stocking all wild trout streams no matter what Classification they are, and time to eradicate brown trout in some of our limestone streams and re-establish brookies in them.


Re: Must have dries

Joined:
2012/2/15 16:35
From Butler, Pa
Posts: 566
Offline
Thanks everyone, and fish idiot thanks for the size recomendations, as I told him14 in caddis and 18 in BWO, and thanks for the list Chaz i wrote it donw. Squatch, those are basically the only dry flies i carry in a couple different sizes in case the fish are spooked by an indicator. But funny you mention it, I was able to hit a sulphur hatch last year one day on the EBCR DALO and came back the next day to not see a fly, just some cream cahills here and there. AFter that I did get some sulphur dry flies because they wouldnt even look at anything else.

Posted on: 2013/2/28 16:02


Re: Must have dries

Joined:
2008/10/8 0:36
From Florida
Posts: 281
Offline
I'd advise keeping his fly selection simple...a parachute adams will cover a multitude of dark-bodied mayfly hatches and makes for a good all-around attractor fly...sizes #12-#18, and few #20s will do.

Tan Caddis are common enough to carry in your box whenever you fish. I liked to carry them sizes #14-#18

You can also add some sulfurs (Emerger/Dun/Spinner) when they start, but that's still a few months off - he can buy them then...I carried them in sizes #14-#18.

Posted on: 2013/2/28 16:27
_________________
"When one feels the rush of cold water against his waders, and pits his skill against the natural instincts and wariness of the trout, everything else is lost in the sheer joy of the moment."

- Ray Bergman


Re: Must have dries

Joined:
2010/1/31 16:53
From St.Clair
Posts: 337
Offline
Unless I absolutely have to, I'm not into the whole matching the hatch to an exact point. With that being said, my basic dozen would include..
Para Adams #12-#18
Griffith's Gnat #16-#22
Various colors of Comparaduns #14-#18
Royal Wulff #10-#14

Posted on: 2013/2/28 23:20


Re: Must have dries

Joined:
2012/3/22 8:26
From Couldn't Care Less
Posts: 5409
Offline
Love these threads as it allows me to look into my fly organizers and see what I'm missing. Much appreciated gents.

Posted on: 2013/3/1 7:31
_________________
There are no evil thoughts except one, the refusal to think


Re: Must have dries

Joined:
2009/4/1 21:52
From Johnstown, PA
Posts: 4460
Offline
FishI's list is a pretty good one.......I would go along with that.

Posted on: 2013/3/1 7:35


Re: Must have dries

Joined:
2012/10/24 19:22
From Da 'Berg, PA
Posts: 1379
Offline
Quote:

Fishidiot wrote:
The three you mention are a good start. Generally, insects tend to be a bit larger upstate. I'd add the following (or something like this):

- Blue Winged Olives, size #20
-Sulpher, #14
-Elk hair caddis (cream and gray) #16
-Midge (any pattern - black or cream #22)
-Rusty Spinner #14
-Stimulator #10
-Ant, black #14
-Ant, cinnamon #20
-Foam Beetle, black #14


great list !

i wish i'd had that a few months back when i was adding to my collection of dry flies.

Posted on: 2013/3/2 20:31


Re: Must have dries

Joined:
2009/4/11 18:51
From State College
Posts: 940
Offline
1.Daves Hopper 10
2.BWO 18-20
3.Griffiths Gnat 16-20
4.Mosquito 14-18
5.Beetle 14-16
6.Sulpher 12-16
7.Adams14-18
8. Royal Wulff 12-16
9.Elk hair caddis 16
10.Zebra Midge 20-24

Big fan of terrestrials :p

Posted on: 2013/3/11 0:31
_________________
"If fish had the exact same flavor and alcohol content of PBR, I'd likely be packin' a stringer and old can of night crawlers down to the river"-Hank






You can view topic.
You cannot start a new topic.
You cannot reply to posts.
You cannot edit your posts.
You cannot delete your posts.
You cannot add new polls.
You cannot vote in polls.
You cannot attach files to posts.
You cannot post without approval.

[Advanced Search]





Site Content
Login
Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!
Stay Connected

twitterfeed.com facebook instagram RSS Feed

Sponsors
Polls





Copyright 2014 by PaFlyFish.com | Privacy Policy| Provided by Kile Media Group | Design by 7dana.com