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Number of flies
Posted 23 December 2004 - 04:11 PM
Steelhead I usually carry less than 100.
Posted 07 January 2005 - 07:42 AM
For Trout I use a cabelas chest pack and carry 6 boxes
C&F box for nymphs (holds 564 flies)
C&F box for terresterials and streamers (holds 564 flies)
C&F box for Dry Flies (holds 282 flies)
Okumo six compartment box for midges (I have about 120 midge patterns) I placed magnetic sheet inside of lid for midge emergers
Cheapo ripple foam box for buggers (about 60 conehead and beadhead buggers)
Plano small 16 compartment box for Clouser crayfish, bullet head hoppers, strike indicators, and assorted weight shot. (about 40 flies)
I probably carry between 800-1000 flies while trout fishing, and usually give away a dozen or two every trip (I love tying)
For Smallmouth, I carry two boxes.
Large Plano box sub surface patterns streamers, hellgramites, crayfish, and of course Conehead muddlers, buggers, streamers.
Plano box for topwater poppers, floating and crippled minnows, hoppers and hair bugs.
Sometimes I thought of opening my own fly shop on the water.
What can I say, just like everyone else, I'm addicted.
Posted 20 January 2005 - 09:48 AM
Dry Fly Box - about 22 dozen flies. Approx. 18 diff (dry and emerger) patterns in assorted sizes. C&F Design Waterproof box.
Nymph Box - about 26 dozen flies. Approx. 20 diff patterns in assorted sizes. Box as above.
Small Streamer Box(es) - about 6 dozen flies - approx 20 different patterns in assorted sizes. Nubby Tac Orvis boxes.
Dry Fly Box - 8 dozen flies. 8 different patterns. Clear plastic logo'd box. I only carry this in May and June.
Nymph Box - 14 dozen flies. 18 or so patterns in assorted sizes. C&F Design waterproof box.
Clouser/Muddler Kit - 4 dozen flies. Two patterns in assorted sizes and a couple color variations. Fish Pond zippered fly wallet
Deciever/Blonde Kit - as above
Top Water Hair Bug Selection - as above. I carry this when I'm not carrying the dry fly box.
There you have it. Fishing local waters or places I know I carry three or four boxes and about 500 individual flies. Overkill??? You decide....
and resign yourself to the influences of each."
- Henry David Thoreau
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Posted 20 January 2005 - 11:35 AM
--from A River Runs Through it