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Posted 14 October 2004 - 11:22 AM
Posted 15 October 2004 - 06:13 AM
BE THE HERON!!
Posted 15 October 2004 - 08:16 PM
Posted 18 October 2004 - 12:18 PM
When I'm working though, I'll have something like 50,000 flies with me in over 1300 patterns. Then a duffel bag for materials. You wouldn't think that feathers & foam would weigh so much, but the flies alone weigh nearly 40 lbs!
Posted 23 October 2004 - 10:16 PM
...P.S. J.Johnson, is that waterrfall at hogback ridge on the grand in ohio?
Posted 06 November 2004 - 08:22 PM
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"Neither is there a right way nor a wrong way to tie a fly---sometimes just a better way."
J. Edson Leonard (Preface to his 1988 Edition of Flies, 1950, A.S. Barnes, NY)
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Posted 06 November 2004 - 10:23 PM
Posted 08 November 2004 - 10:37 AM
Posted 08 November 2004 - 11:34 AM
I only keep two big fly boxes so I don't get overwhelmed. If you break it down, one's to imitate bugs and the other imitates fish.
No point in frustrating yourself with a million boxes!
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Posted 08 November 2004 - 03:20 PM
My normal routine is to carry a few known producers in two or three sizes, two to four of each size. After these I will just toss in a few extra patterns in case I need to mix up my repetoire to keep the fish biting. I fish 90% of my time with dries on small streams that see little fishing pressure. A selection of Royal Coachmen, Adams', Cahill's and Irresistables will keep me occupied for quite some time. I normally have some Buggers and Hoppers along, but I reserve those for difficult and/or special circumstances. Oh, and Caddis'.
(Note: I learned quickly that just because it is a dry fly pattern doesn't mean it won't work when fished wet. This tactic helps me keep the selection and fuss to a minimum of head-scratching. Coachmen and Trudes work well for brookies this way.)
Posted 11 November 2004 - 06:30 PM
"All it takes is one fool to be standing arround doing something, for a bunch of other fools to join in"......a quote from an old Newfoundlander I met fishing in the pooring rain
Posted 12 November 2004 - 03:54 PM
If I go smallie fishing and take one streamer box and one nymph box, I'll be carrying more than 400 flies in my vest. I typically carry a dozen of a pattern that I use frequently and I might have a couple sizes (Foxee Clouser is a good example, I carry 10's, 8's, 6's and some 4's) so I am likely carrying 10 or 15 patterns, in two or three sizes, in multiple copies. They don't weigh much and I've found that its not unusual for me to burn through 8 or 10 flies in a day if I'm fishing aggressively (got to get the fly where the fish are and that means I tend to lose a few). If I'm fishing something really snag infected I might burn through 2 dozen flies on a single outing.
Just like golf balls. Carry plenty so you don't have to spend all day trying to get one back!
and resign yourself to the influences of each."
- Henry David Thoreau
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Posted 12 November 2004 - 07:47 PM
Daryn, your avatar scares me but I always loved feeding Blood Worms to my fish so guess it's a fair trade!
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Posted 28 November 2004 - 11:46 PM