In about 10 days I expect to be putting my flyrod together somewhere between Williams Lake and Bella Coola. A couple of days ago I went through my tackle box and found lots of my flies are pretty moth eaten; plus, these are mostly flies I used to fish in shallow, flowing water. So, I'm planning, as soon as I get to Vancouver, to visit some shops and buy, among other things, a bunch of flies. I'm hoping you guys can tell me which patterns and sizes I should get. Also, what should I expect to pay (more or less) for a tied fly?
I also plan to stop at local fishing tackle shops nearer to where we will be fishing to find out what patters are currently doing best, and I'm wondering if I should put off buying flies entirely until I'm at that point in the trip. Thanks for any suggestions or advice you have.