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Poll: what is your favorite category of flies?

what is your favorite category of flies?

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#16 sharpster68

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Posted 29 April 2005 - 08:00 PM

i like to fish with caddis and streamers

tying i like to tie anything that imitates bees or mayflies

#17 picketpin

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Posted 29 April 2005 - 09:54 PM

Mine are streamers then dry flies

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#18 chucky

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Posted 30 April 2005 - 09:19 AM

I voted nymphs...but more specific would be soft hackles.... then mayfly dries...




#19 Kid Tier

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 09:27 PM

I like tying the streamers it feels like im making something expensive biggrin.gif like a rapala
For fishing i love soft hackles

#20 ridderbos3

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 09:58 PM

Bluegill flies


#21 vices

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 05:21 AM

I gotta have a caddis, I cant leave the stream unless I've thrown a caddis or two.. cheers.gif
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#22 ArkieFlyGuy

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 09:16 AM

Fishing = streamers then nymphs...

Tying = Anything I haven't tried yet and think I can make a muck of..... wallbash.gif
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#23 dafack01

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 08:00 PM

I have yet to take a stab at nymphs (minus hellgrammite patterns). In my limited time I have been working on getting streamers down pat. Besides, most of my fishing involves Smallmouth Bass because the good trout rivers are just too far away for anything less than devoting a full 24 hours (including transit). I LOVE fishing streamers! It's such a rush watching a monster brown explode on a baitfish pattern. Eventually I'll get to tyin some Midges and nymphs (copper johns, hare's ears), but I'll only fish 'em every once in a while. It'll take some mighty bad fishing to pry a streamer off of my rod when trout fishing (the river I fish, at least).

So I voted streamers.
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#24 Kodiak Commando

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 09:01 PM

In terms of tying i love to tie attractor patterns used for salmon because i can be so creative. Salmon in freshwater strike out of interest a lot of times so you can tie some really interesting flies. Seriously if you saw some of my home made salmon attractor patterns you would think i was blind and tied them while I was wasted!

In terms of fishing i like to fish big streamers especially articulated ones. Most trout fisherman i know enjoy finesse dry fly fishing or nymph fishing the most and i do enjoy that but there is something special to me when it comes to stripping a 6 inch articulated fly as fast as i can for 25 plus inch trout!
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#25 Chase Creek

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 09:18 PM

I fish small streams that don't have major hatches, so I lean toward nymphs and terrestrials.
As for tying, I like them both.
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beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise"
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#26 dafack01

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 09:51 PM

QUOTE(Kodiak Commando @ Feb 1 2006, 09:01 PM) View Post


In terms of fishing i like to fish big streamers especially articulated ones. Most trout fisherman i know enjoy finesse dry fly fishing or nymph fishing the most and i do enjoy that but there is something special to me when it comes to stripping a 6 inch articulated fly as fast as i can for 25 plus inch trout!



You and me both! There's not a rush in the Trout fishing world quite like a monster trout crushing a streamer.
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#27 bigbrownieon

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 05:20 PM

Got to go with streamers . . . then dries.

#28 oldfart

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 07:50 PM

I love tying and fishing caddis drys, and all other dry flies too, I fish streams alot though!!!
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#29 brownsnatcher

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 08:54 PM

muddlers or schulpin not sure how to spell that as you see

streamers also, Ifish mostly fast waters so those flies work

the best.

as far as tying anything that comes to mine, like to make my

own patterns up


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#30 pakito

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 07:24 PM

mayflys and nymphs