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One fly, any pattern.
Posted 18 January 2004 - 11:05 PM
So, to make this interesting...
...in order to survive, to feed yourself and your loved ones, you must catch fish. However, you may only have one (AND THE ROCK MEANS ONE!!) type of fly, in one pattern only. Don't ask me what conditions, don't say it depends on the conditions, you are not permitted any other option than to grab that fly/streamer and go!
Which one do you grab?
For me, it's a Black Wooly Bugger in size 10 with Pearl flashabou tied in. This is the one fly that has never failed to get me at least a 'Gill if nothing else. Winter thru Summer, lake, river and stream, it always produces.
(I was tempted to say my Notta Bugger, but despite it not failing me, I've only fished it for a year, so the jury is still out.)
One day this Summer, we're gonna hafta hold the first annual FTF One Fly tournament!
Adventures with Fish!
Posted 18 January 2004 - 11:14 PM
Sence you took the woolybugger then i'd have to say a hares ear in a size 10. They are a very basic imitation that can imitate a great deal of insects in the nymphial stage so that would cover a great deal of flies for a great deal of species!
Posted 18 January 2004 - 11:24 PM
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Posted 19 January 2004 - 12:45 PM
That being said, I too would have to opt for the wooly bugger. It imitates baitfish very well, but it can also imitate many other food forms. I think the pattern's appeal lies in that it doesn't represent anything specific, but it imitates many things in general. So even if a fish isn't actively seeking baitfish, this fly may be mistaken for another food item anyway.
And if we're discriminating fresh from salt, then my salty choice would be a clouser minnow. Same reason....big fish eat little fish.
Posted 19 January 2004 - 01:00 PM
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