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Only three flies?

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If you could only carry a box that held three patterns (let's say its April), and you were fishing a PA freestone stream, what would those 3 be?

Posted on: 2013/3/3 6:28


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Subsurface only...no dries please.

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Dear sipe,

Prince nymph

GRHE

Clouser Foxee Minnow

I figure a generic food nymph, a generic mayfly nymph and a streamer should cover all the bases. Maybe I would have a pheasant tail in place of the Hare's Ear but I would definitely have a generic mayfly nymph.

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Tim Murphy

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Pheseant tail
hairs ear
Prince nymph

Posted on: 2013/3/3 6:50


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Black Wooly Bugger
San Juan Worm
Hare's Ear Nymph

Posted on: 2013/3/3 7:18


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Quote:

sipe wrote:
Subsurface only...no dries please.


Now - what fun is that?

Posted on: 2013/3/3 8:07


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Ok...topic now open. Add ONE dry fly to your collections.

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Dear sipe,

Size 6 Chernobyl Ant.

With a 7 1/2' 2X leader and a couple of beadhead nymphs you can throw triple trouble and fish depths from the surface to about 10 feet.

I've had some good days on streams like the Loyalsock with that rig. And I have caught fish on the Chernobyl Ant as well as both of the dropper flies. The Chernobyl is basically used as a strike indicator but sometimes the fish don't know they shouldn't eat it.

Regards,

Tim Murphy

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Hare's Ear
Black Wooly Bugger


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But if its April and I'm fishing freestone brookie streams, I only need one of those flies...

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All right, since I'm only allowed 1 real fly now - and I believe you said that this would be in april - it would be a grannom
(But if I could carry 2 more, they would be a blue quill and a hendrickson)

Posted on: 2013/3/3 8:46


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A caddis dry ( a pattern that could snipped a bit to change impression in the film)
Bead head mink
unweighted hare's ear
Diving caddis w/ eggsac

Posted on: 2013/3/3 9:19
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Some sort of chartreuse caddis larva.
Some type of stonefly nymph. EXAMPLE: 20 incher stone or dronestone

Dry
Cdc and Elk

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Pheasant Tails Nymph
Walts Worm

Dry fly would be an Adams.

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Hares ear, wooly bugger, caddis emerger. All inferior to any dry fly.

Posted on: 2013/3/3 10:24
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