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Re: Recommend me some flies please? Montana [Re: MtnBoomer] #14757168 04/07/20
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Carl,

For the small-stream, relatively unpressured "pan" trout you're after, the selection Wycoyotehunter suggested pretty much covers it. I would add, however, a relatively small grasshopper fly for late summer. When I had time to tie my own I liked the Pheasant Hopper (partly because I always had a lot of pheasant feathers), but anything in about the #4-6 range will work at that time of year.


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Re: Recommend me some flies please? Montana [Re: Mule Deer] #14764244 04/09/20
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Thanks John.


Critical thinking not needed.

Re: Recommend me some flies please? Montana [Re: MtnBoomer] #14786496 04/15/20
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Can't argue with any of the flies suggested … however you might want to take a gander at Caylorscustomflies.com . I've purchased flies from him in the past and he ties all the attractors , nymph, streamers you'd need for Big Sky FFing- plus they're tied here in the USofA and he can custom tie whatever else you might want . I live near Bozeman and avoid crowded places like the Madison , mostly fishing smaller freestones - and depending on when you come out here don't forget about the backcountry lakes they can be very good in the spring when creek/rivers are blown out . My personal fav's for creeks and such : Royal-basically any of the Trude style flies- size ten when the water's up, 16's later, they make a good caddis imitation in smaller sizes AND they can be swung downstream like a wet fly- especially when there are Brookies around . 'nother fly you might try is called the Purple Haze - basically a violet shade of a Parachute Adams works well especially towards evening when light gets dimmer . Stimulators, Elk hair caddis, House and Lot Turcks Tarantula- good one when the water is rough . Good luck and tight lines-
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