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Apennock

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On a deserted (British Colombian) island....
« on: July 27, 2017, 08:48:34 AM »

I felt like we needed a few more "just for fun" threads around here so here goes:

You're stranded on a deserted island in your favorite region of BC and you can only have three flies and only one size of each.  What are your picks?

In my scenario I'm stranded in region 3 with a #18 Tom Thumb (black thread, natural deer hair), a #16 Parachute Adams (chocolate or black thread, light hair for the wing) and a #14 Mickey Finn (I have an affection for this fly that I can't quite explain.  Never caught anything worth writing home about using one but sooner or later it always makes it's way into my line.  I'm a glutton for punishment, I suppose.)
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Re: On a deserted (British Colombian) island....
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2017, 09:12:38 AM »

Assuming the "deserted island" has both streams and lakes on it, then I would bring a:

- #14 tom thumb (for any topwater options, be it stream or lake)
- #14 black sally chironomid (because if you're lake fishing and you don't have a chiro, you're often missing 50%+ of the feeding)
- #12 pumpkinhead (super versatile as a lake pattern for scud, damselfly, and leech imitation; also on streams as a small minnow/streamer pattern)

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Re: On a deserted (British Colombian) island....
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2017, 08:04:53 AM »

1) Wooley bugger #10
2) Wooley bugger #12
3) Wooley bugger #14
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Re: On a deserted (British Colombian) island....
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 12:18:52 AM »

1. A leech fly which I am not permitted to name, size 16

2. Another leech fly which I am not permitted to name, size 10

3. Pheasant tail nymph

Preferably a lake but these flies will work in rivers as well
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Re: On a deserted (British Colombian) island....
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 07:31:46 AM »

well, I'd go with;

- white bunny leech size 6

- wine killer leech size 10

- tommy tom thumb thumb in a 12 or 14

1. A leech fly which I am not permitted to name, size 16

2. Another leech fly which I am not permitted to name, size 10


if you can't name them, maybe you can just show us a picture?  ;D
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Re: On a deserted (British Colombian) island....
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2017, 10:09:39 AM »

1. Ruby eyed balanced leech in black marabou with red flash.#12
2. Black Doc Sprately tied with ribbon not wire in #14
3.Sparse tied Carey Special in dark green with a little flash in the thorax only. These flies because I would like not to starve to death on said desert Island. ;D
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Re: On a deserted (British Colombian) island....
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2017, 09:37:00 PM »

#8 2x Brown Woolley bugger
 #8 2x Olive Woolley bugger ....fish I have caught on Woolley buggers include: pike minnow, whitefish, small mouth bass, largemouth bass, pumpkinseed sunfish, black crappie, red side shiner, brook trout, 4 strains if rainbow trout, west slope cutthroat, coastal cutthroat, summer steelhead, chinook salmon, coho salmon, chum salmon, bull trout, dolly varden, pink salmon, striped bass, bluefish, papio, flounder, several sculpin species...if the top of my head. It is not the best specific producer, but it's a solid generalist.
Sparse green polar bear buck tail #6 2x ....a general baitfish
#6 2x muddler
#10 humpy.
Sooner or later, I would catch something with this selection almost anywhere in the world.
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Re: On a deserted (British Colombian) island....
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2017, 01:15:57 PM »

I'd say a black wooly bugger for me rather than brown but the olive wooly bugger is a fly I rely on in pretty much every BC circumstance. I vary mine quite a bit from big bushy #6s to small slim #10 & #12. Often I dub the body on smaller ones and have come to like UV ice dub. I usually add a bead these days or even a cone. Then there is that great variant - the pumpkin head!
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Re: On a deserted (British Colombian) island....
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2017, 07:26:34 AM »

Have to agree with the bugger tuggers. Definitely the most often tied pattern in my arsenal, these flies (as mentioned, in sizes from big and hard to throw to small and hard to see) are my bread and butter.
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