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Fly Selection #14828772 04/28/20
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If you could only use, say, 10 flies, what would you choose?

Same question asked a different way, if you were going to tie 10 flies because they were most productive what would you pick? These will be very regional!

For me:
Pheasant tail
Gold ribbed hares ear
Prince nymph
RS2
BWO sparkle dun
Hopper
Elk hair caddis
Parachute Adams
Scud
Leech, or maybe Rock Worm or San Juan worm.

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Re: Fly Selection [Re: joelkdouglas] #14829509 04/28/20
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That's a great selection. My list would look very similar, but I'd make room for a few Casual Dress and I'd go heavy on the scuds.

EDIT: I'd squeeze in some Griffiths Gnats as well.

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Throw a Woolly Bugger and a Stonefly in there and I'd be good.


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Originally Posted by joelkdouglas
If you could only use, say, 10 flies, what would you choose?

Same question asked a different way, if you were going to tie 10 flies because they were most productive what would you pick? These will be very regional!

For me:
Pheasant tail
Gold ribbed hares ear
Prince nymph
RS2
BWO sparkle dun
Hopper
Elk hair caddis
Parachute Adams
Scud
Leech, or maybe Rock Worm or San Juan worm.



Around here i'd replace the RS2 with an ant pattern but the rest of that looks a lot like my fly boxes. Well, I do have a bunch of Sulpher's so may need to find some more trade space!


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Re: Fly Selection [Re: joelkdouglas] #14832907 04/29/20
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That pretty well describes my fly boxes.


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That's a good list.


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Great list, for me and where I live I would drop the Scud and Leech and add a Sulphur Sparkle Dun and a Zebra Midge (Black/Silver).

Re: Fly Selection [Re: joelkdouglas] #14834395 04/29/20
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Just missing a gnat pattern like a Griffiths gnat and zebra midge

An articulated type streamer

Clouser minnow

crayfish pattern

an egg pattern. I like crystal meth

Originally Posted by joelkdouglas
If you could only use, say, 10 flies, what would you choose?

Same question asked a different way, if you were going to tie 10 flies because they were most productive what would you pick? These will be very regional!

For me:
Pheasant tail
Gold ribbed hares ear
Prince nymph
RS2
BWO sparkle dun
Hopper
Elk hair caddis
Parachute Adams
Scud
Leech, or maybe Rock Worm or San Juan worm.

Re: Fly Selection [Re: joelkdouglas] #14853135 05/06/20
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Just missing a gnat pattern like a Griffiths gnat and zebra midge

An articulated type streamer

Clouser minnow

crayfish pattern

an egg pattern. I LIKE CRYSTAL METH shocked grin grin

All the flys mentioned, I think, will catch fish just about anywhere. Add a couple of local favorites and you should be good to go. That being said size means a lot too.

My fly boxes are a hodge podge of flys, some I have no clue where they came from, but there are days when none of them work.

Re: Fly Selection [Re: joelkdouglas] #14856443 05/07/20
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If trout refuse to bite I ll sometimes throw a big articulated leech /streamer pattern with a sink tip and throw it down and across stream and let swing then strip in. It has saved me from many fishless days

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Re: Fly Selection [Re: joelkdouglas] #14871218 05/12/20
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Sounds almost like sacrilege but I would drop the pheasant tail and substitute a good Frenchie pattern. Also, find a way to add a small rainbow warrior.


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