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WHAT DO YOU USE THE MOST?
Posted 16 October 2006 - 10:36 AM
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Posted 09 December 2006 - 11:31 AM
I fish wet flies first and nymphs or streamers second when fishing for trout. The dry fly is last unless I walk into a stream with an active hatch on. The wet either classic or soft hackle mimics so many life stages. I like a Picket Pin: it can be fished actively as an emerging mayfly, caddis or stonefliy, a crawfish, dace or sculpin. You can dead drift it to be a fallen fly post hatch allowing it to slip between surface and sub-surface. This same technique is too with so many wets.
My grandfather fly fished at the turn of the century on the Beaverkill and Willowemoc in NY. He would say that someone who fished drys first were rich tourists or beginners letting the fish control the event. He said that a fly fisherman progressed from the easy dries to nymphs, wets and streamers as their understanding of the trout grew. His passion was night fishing with size 2,4 and 6 wets. He would go out at 10PM and come in at dawn. His wet flies were huge.
I grew up fishing those rivers. Right before he died his influence convinced me that the only trout rod I needed was a 7 wt 9 foot with a wet fly/streamer action. The night fly fishers pal for really large brown trout. I still fish this big fiberglass antique. It's 40 years old.
My favorite patterns are the Catskill, Picket Pin, partridge and orange and the Muddler Minnow.
Now that I live in the south, for bass and gar, I love a mouse pattern. For white bass and striped bass, an alewife pattern streamer and for bream, wet flies of course.
Posted 28 December 2006 - 08:49 AM
Posted 17 July 2007 - 09:03 AM
Dry's I like Paraloop Brown emergers, Klinkhammers & Bi visibles but I'm influenced by what hatches are occuring.
In Lakes I use Elk Hair Caddis, Mrs Simpsons & Woolybuggers.
I don't restrict myself to these particular flies & carry heaps of other patterns when I go away fishing but, these are my favoutites.
Posted 19 July 2007 - 12:02 PM
The Adams, Partridge & Orange, Muddler Minnow, and American Pheasant Tail were my go-to dry, wet, streamer, and nymph patterns before I began to tie. Now I use only my own variations on these classic dries, wets, streamers, and nymphs.
Posted 28 August 2007 - 02:11 PM
Posted 30 August 2007 - 10:26 AM
Posted 11 October 2007 - 09:17 PM
Posted 12 October 2007 - 12:50 AM
Fly tying is like sex..the more you practice the better you are!
Posted 12 October 2007 - 10:48 AM
Posted 01 December 2007 - 02:41 PM
"I think I fish, in part, because it's an anti-social, bohemian business that, when gone about properly, puts you forever outside the mainstream culture without actually landing you in an institution." ~John Gierach
Posted 29 January 2008 - 10:45 PM
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