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#1 Hellgrammite

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 12:54 PM

Well, the title kinda says it. I live in extreme NE Ohio, and aside from fishing for steelhead in Conneaut Creek, there isnt much action to be had here for trout. Luckily, in 15 minutes, i can be in Pennsylvania, and in an hour drive or so i can be to some decent streams. But i have no idea what patterns to use? I have been tying for a while, but am totally new to actually fly fishing (odd how some people do that...)

Anyone from western PA that can shed some light, or anyone familiar with fishing there? I guess that hares ears, BWOs, buggers, and Adams are standard fare?

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 03:19 PM

Muddlers, Stoneflies and Spruce flies(Dry and Streamer).


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Posted 22 July 2007 - 10:07 PM

I grew up in Warren county. Oh, I know it makes a whole bunch of people mad, but the best trout fly in the freestone streams of the area has always been a #8 black and grizzly wooly worm. Proved it again this June when I was home on leave for a week. Put a brass bead on some, and a tungsten bead on some, and leave some unweighted. Tie up some big #6's, and tie some itty-bitty #12's, and you'll catch a lot of fish.

my brother, who still lives there, swears by #14 and #16 generic bead-head nymphs- really just a tiny brass bead head and a little bit of sparkle dubbing for a body. He fishes them in basically a light tan, a medium olive, or a darker brown.

You can get as sophisticated as you want though.

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 11:29 PM

i live in the southwest part of pa and if i had to pick one fly to fish all of pa with that fly would have to be the green weenie with a hares ear, ehc, and parachute ant pattern following after that

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 04:40 PM

elk hair caddis, and a small beadhead hares ear..

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 10:42 AM

QUOTE(Hellgrammite @ Jul 21 2007, 01:54 PM) View Post

Well, the title kinda says it. I live in extreme NE Ohio, and aside from fishing for steelhead in Conneaut Creek, there isnt much action to be had here for trout. Luckily, in 15 minutes, i can be in Pennsylvania, and in an hour drive or so i can be to some decent streams. But i have no idea what patterns to use? I have been tying for a while, but am totally new to actually fly fishing (odd how some people do that...)

Anyone from western PA that can shed some light, or anyone familiar with fishing there? I guess that hares ears, BWOs, buggers, and Adams are standard fare?

Thanks!


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Posted 26 July 2007 - 08:16 PM

Take a selection of Hare's ears and Pheasant Tail nymphs in different sizes and with and without bead heads. If you cannot catch a trout on them, go do something else.



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Posted 30 July 2007 - 02:36 PM

just fish where SlateDrake is fishing in his avatar.

A couple turns of brown chenille on a hook is a good imitation of a hatchery pellet.

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 10:27 PM

You've gotten some great advice so far. I'd add the Olive Wooly Bugger in 10 to 8, a size 16 dry Adams, either a Prince Nymph or Zug Bug (people argue over which is better) in 16 to 10, and a honkin' big Madam X. I am always surprised at how well fish respond to that big bug.
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#10 Lance Kekel

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 09:40 AM

I've also had some decent luck with a small black Montana Stone nymph in the NW part of PA. Good luck!
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Posted 04 August 2007 - 02:34 PM

i would also have some soft hackles and some sulfurs

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 10:44 PM

Buggers in white/brown/black/olive are a must. Add some flash to it and you'll be set. BH Hare's ear, BH Pheasant Tail, Deer Hair or Elk Hair Caddis tan/brown/olive, Emerging Caddis tan/brown/olive, Caddis pupa cream/olive are all flies I've had good luck with. Orange scuds, and in the summer you'd want to be sure to have hoppers and beetles tied. I also always have a few stimulators and humpys in my box too.

Right now, there is a healthy white fly hatch on Neshannock and Slippery Rock Creek.

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