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qescott

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Flies for small cutthroat
« on: September 30, 2011, 09:50:33 PM »

Been fishing some local lakes and such on a spin casting rod, but I would much rather fly fish. What are good patterns for small cutties in smallish lakes? I know it's a rather vague question, but any info would be great. Also method of fishing that fly would be nice too, thanks.
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steve B

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Re: Flies for small cutthroat
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2011, 02:58:59 PM »

try throwing out some scud patterns as well as leeches, dont forget boatman patterns too i recommend this book by Brian Chan and Skip Morris on fishing trout lakes  this book its packed full of info and its under 30 bucks
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RG

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Re: Flies for small cutthroat
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2011, 04:00:33 PM »

I would also recommend 'the Gilly- A Fly Fishers Guide'.  Great resource for any fly fisherman, old and new.
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roseph

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Re: Flies for small cutthroat
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2011, 11:09:39 AM »

for local lakes that hold cutties, I've found trolling an olive leech to be as productive as any other method I've used.  black, maroon and red also work.  If you aren't into trolling, any of the still water classics flies (ie. doc spratley, hare's ear nymph, wooly bugger and the leeches too) cast and retrieved will produce as well.  Just gotta make them the appropriate size for the fish targetted. 
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Every Day

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Re: Flies for small cutthroat
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2011, 08:43:56 PM »

Crayfish pattern on size 10 hook!
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2fly

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Re: Flies for small cutthroat
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2011, 09:59:54 PM »

Any sorta fleeing minnow type fly as Cuttys love to attack.
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Re: Flies for small cutthroat
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2011, 06:37:16 PM »

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