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fishgutz63

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go to flies
« on: November 09, 2011, 11:49:55 AM »

say if you were stranded in the the wilderness with lakes around you and all you had was your fly rod and 3 wet flies and 3 dry flies .what 6 flies would you want to have with you as your all time go to flies. :)
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Re: go to flies
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2011, 12:51:19 PM »

Wet;
-Green Cary
-Prince Nymph
-Wooly Bugger (Black)

Dry;

-Tom Thumb
-BWO, (Blue Winged Olive)
-Green Drake

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Re: go to flies
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2011, 05:16:44 PM »

woolly bugger
micro leech
doc spratley

tom thumb
royal coachmen
adams

you know me and my woolly buggers mike  :D

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Re: go to flies
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2011, 11:17:02 AM »

Wet Flies: Baggy Shrimp, Zulu, &  SouBoo

Dry flies: Irresistible, Royal Coachman, & Big Ugly
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Re: go to flies
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2011, 01:21:08 AM »

wet: 1 olive wolly bugger, 1 black wolly bugger, one royal coachman

dry: 2 tom thumbs and a royal wulff
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Re: go to flies
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2011, 04:39:25 PM »

Gotta agree with all the posts so far heres 2 that are extras in my box always size 16 Griffiths gnat cause its deadly and an easy tie, and a black ant size 10-14.

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Re: go to flies
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2011, 12:20:54 PM »

woolly bugger
micro leech
doc spratley

tom thumb
royal coachmen
adams

you know me and my woolly buggers mike  :D
I second this one. My all time two favorites. The micro leech and spratleys of various colors.
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Re: go to flies
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2011, 01:29:28 PM »

What, no one fishes chironomid on this board?!?  ;)

I've been flyfishing for over 20 years, and the 6 flies I've listed below have produced for me again and again and again.  A lot of it is confidence, but it's also a lot of strategy.  You need your flies to be versatile, and you need to know how and when to fish them given various circumstances.  Here are my choices, along with the reasons why those would be my 6 patterns...

Wet flies:
1) Black Sally Chironomid, size 14
The majority of a fish's diet is chironomid, so get the best all-round pattern you have and use it!  You'd be doing yourself a disservice if you never fished chironomids.

2) Olive Woolly Bugger with gold bead head, size 12
This fly can be a damselfly nymph, a leech, a dragonfly nymph, or an standard attractor pattern... SUPER versatile, and the gold bead gives the fly extra action on the retrieve.

3) Black Doc Spratley, size 10
This one is my original go-to fly, this can be a leech, dragonfly nymph, a BIG chironomid if thinned out, or an attractor... the fly for almost any situation!

Dry flies:
1) Natural-coloured Tom Thumb, size 12
The go-to dry fly for BC flyfishers, this thing floats like a cork and when put on a sinking line, doubles as a caddis larva!

2) Olive-bodied Elk Hair Caddis, size 14
A smaller fly for smaller applications when the fish are fussy and won't take a Tom Thumb :)

3) Black Flying Ant, size 14
another small pattern, for those windy days where ants are hitting the water, or put it on a sinking line and it doubles as a water boatman!


Cheers!
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Re: go to flies
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2011, 10:29:35 AM »

woolly bugger
micro leech
doc spratley

tom thumb
royal coachmen
adams

I go along with these choices. The wooly buggers and Spratleys can imitate quite a number of food types. The Tom Thumb and coachmen can also be fished wet.
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Re: go to flies
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2011, 06:16:29 PM »

Black micro leech
Green micro leech
Dragonfly nymph

Tom Thumb
Traveller Sedge
California Blonde
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Re: go to flies
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2011, 06:30:08 PM »

Wet
#12 black red rib chironomid
#10 halfback nymph dressed sparse
#10 maroon/peacock/grizzly bugger

Dry
#10 tom thumb
#8 light olive damselfly emerger for windy june days
#8 deer hair sedge, whatever tie
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Re: go to flies
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2011, 05:47:15 PM »

If I could choose 1 fly in the middle of nothing and my life depends on it -  wooly-bugger aka egg sucking leach tied in a variety of sizes, colors and ways. 
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Re: go to flies
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2011, 04:58:24 PM »

i only know wet flies green carey, olive wooly bugger, some type of blood worm imitator
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Re: go to flies
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2011, 09:05:47 PM »

Wets:
Vampire Leech
Deer Hair Gomphus (dragonfly nymph)
Diawl Bach

Dries:
Bristol Hopper (ginger)
Elk Hair Caddis
Parachute Adams
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Re: go to flies
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2011, 01:48:35 PM »

3 wets;
-#14 or smaller, silver bead head green rib green body chirony. 
-black and maroon ostrich Slim Leech with gold bead head.
-pheasant tail nymph

dries;
-Tom Thumb. best thing about it is the more it gets thrashed (and it will) the better it works.
-Royal coachman. 
-Elk hair caddis
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