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WHAT DO YOU USE THE MOST?


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Poll: What fly do you use the most?

What fly do you use the most?

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#1 JarrodRuggles

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Posted 30 August 2004 - 05:30 PM

I have been wondering what fly I use the most..... what about you!
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Posted 30 August 2004 - 05:37 PM

Really depends on what species i'm chaseing ..salmon,steelies,trout,etc.. but most of my fishing is coldwater so i find myself using dries most of the time. There are many times where a nymph or streamer will be more productive or catch larger fish and i will use them, but i really like to feel the cast of a dry and watch the take as the fish slurp it off the surface. So i voted dries

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#3 JarrodRuggles

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Posted 30 August 2004 - 05:38 PM

I hear ya

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Posted 30 August 2004 - 07:25 PM

You got something against saltwater, boy? ive_been_ripped.gif j_k.gif
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#5 Lance Kekel

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Posted 30 August 2004 - 07:56 PM

For me it's definitely nymphs because steelhead are my most accessible fish, HOWEVER given my choices it would be dries for sure! I'll even use them for steel in the spring despite my lack of success with them!
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#6 JarrodRuggles

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Posted 30 August 2004 - 08:04 PM

sorry bum aint ever heard of salt water...................................dontlive near it, cant afford to go, dont have the rod or flies........If i knew some of those flies i would have put it in there bud, next time tell me and ill do it lol

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Posted 30 August 2004 - 08:44 PM

almost always dry fly fishing
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Posted 30 August 2004 - 10:15 PM

I voted dry fly, I fish trout the most and use parachute adams the most. On my favorite river I can usually get strikes and hookups with them even if there is no prevelent hatch.

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Posted 30 August 2004 - 10:32 PM

Hard for me. I put salmon flies, since technically alot I'm using are based off salmon flies.

#10 rougetrout

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 07:24 AM

dries and streamers
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Posted 31 August 2004 - 09:54 AM

Hi group,

I've used the Renegade all over the world in all water types. It is my favorite fly. Take care & ...

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 09:57 AM

Al,

Would that happen to be this Renegade: http://business.virg...y-renegade.html

I have never really heard anyone on this board mention that pattern until now.

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#13 Al Beatty

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 10:31 AM

Hi Will,

Yes, the picture in the hyper-link is the dry version of the Renegade I use. It was developed in the 1930s by Taylor Williams (Sun Valley, Idaho) as a wet fly but has evolved into the dry fly we see in fly shops today. I tie and fish it in a range of sizes from 3/0 to #24, both wet and dry. Sometimes I add dumb bell or bead chain eyes or a bead head. Listed below is an expanded recipe explaining the different versions:

Renegade (wet or dry)
Hook: wet, streamer, dry, salt, size 3/0 to 22
Thread: Black, hot orange, chartreuse
Tag: flat silver tinsel (original), hot orange or chartreuse (hot spot version)
Back hackle: brown, wet or dry, sparse or heavily hackled depending on version
Body: peacock herl, add chenille on the front half the body for the "Super version"
Center hackle: grizzly on the Super Renegade only
Front hackle: white, wet or dry, sparse or heavily hackled depending on version
Head: Thread, black, hot orange, or chartreuse
Bead head or dumb bell eyes: on the wet, steelhead, or saltwater verisions

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 11:51 AM

Dries, whenever givin the choice... more than half the time i fish I would say... something about dry fly fishing that gets my blood movin.. rockon.gif
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Posted 31 August 2004 - 07:20 PM

From the looks of the renegade fly the locals here call it a "sheepscreek" in a nymph pattern. It is a popular fly for catching especially recently planted fish. Interesting because I never gave it much thaught asides from a couple heavily planted and hard fished small lakes that I visit out of convenience. I will start tying it on more often. Thanks for heads up Al!

and I voted wooly booger, pretty much covers all bases.