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Poll: What fly do you use the most?

What fly do you use the most?

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#31 shenandoahangler


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Posted 21 May 2005 - 10:48 AM

It depends on what fish I'm fishing for. But mostly I fish wet flies.

#32 Mato Kuwapi

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Posted 21 May 2005 - 12:15 PM

I fish moslty nymphs, then it's streamers...then a dry fly here and there...probably less than 10 % of my time on the water.

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#33 FlyFisher09


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Posted 23 May 2005 - 01:38 PM

I fish a lot of terrestrials for bluegill (they are variations of my patterns and beetle patterns).

#34 CharlieD


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Posted 23 May 2005 - 02:00 PM

Dry flies for trout. If its Steelhead or Atlantic Salmon I'm after I will use a spey or a hair wing salmon or steelhead wet fly. I have gotten steelhead on dry flies but in the great lakes the conditions have to be just right to do that.


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Posted 23 May 2005 - 03:35 PM

The Orange (or Yellow) Stimulator (tied Randall Kaufmann style) is without a doubt my favorite fly. It is great for prospecting and although primarily tied as a dry fly, it can be fished wet as well. Further, it can be viewed either as an imitative pattern or an attractor - I suspect it looks like a great mouthful to many fish, as they all seem to smack it with reckless abandon. Finally, it's just plain fun to tie, and to me it lokks [email protected]#n pretty!

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Posted 26 May 2005 - 10:23 AM

When I'm prospecting on small streams my "go-to" dry fly is the CDC/elk. But my favorite fly to fish is a gold ribbed hare's ear/antron and partridge soft hackle. I love swinging them down to rising trout during an evening caddis emergence. Easy to tie, look great, a real classic.

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Posted 26 May 2005 - 02:38 PM


Dude, you got to change that Avitar.

Every time I see it, I think I'm looking in the bathroom mirror.

Man you arn't the same Jarrod from the subway commercials, are you? I didn't think so.

PS: I use caddis flies on topwater (small for trout to very large for bass)

Beadheads, usually green weenies, again small for trout to very large (usually add some colaring or wings) for bass.

but, rounded gut
7,793,638 fly patterns out there; face it, I'm gonna be late for work.

#38 Sjo Crapels

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Posted 26 May 2005 - 05:50 PM

90% nymphing, 2% dries and 8% streamers
let the fly be with you...................

#39 SwampHunter


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Posted 02 June 2005 - 10:24 PM

Sow Bugs, Wolly Buggers, and Pheasent Tails for the most part. Caught alot of fish on these three including trout, bass, and bream.
These are my three favorites as well.

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 04:59 PM

Mostly dries cause I seem to have the most luck with them and I like to see the fish take them.

#41 Kodiak Commando

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 06:21 PM

I would say I use Wooly bugger type patterns more than any fly for salmon and trout. Wooly buggers, Bead head wooly buggers and ESL's which are just woolybugger variations catch me a lot of fish. Egg patterns would be second for me.

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 06:53 PM

Now I'm fishing mostly nights for trout ,so a wolly bugger type w/o the palmered hackle.In either black ,olive or black w blue collar all have peacock herl body.Fish most of time w/ two at a time.

#43 HaHa


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Posted 28 March 2006 - 09:13 PM

Not the bugger but the woolly worm - I've caught as many trout on this pattern as all the rest combined.

#44 James Daly

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Posted 30 March 2006 - 07:22 AM

Can I just answer yes to the poll? You asked what you use most, my answer is yes depending on situation, scenario and mood. So yes I do.
And Jesus said unto them, "Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men". The Book of St. Mark -1:17
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Posted 30 March 2006 - 09:26 AM

Your list is unfair to wet fly users! ive_been_ripped.gif