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Favorite flies?

Postby kiwismakebetterhunters » Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:52 pm

Whats your 4 favorite flies and why?
I usually make my own patterns but as far as known ones are concerned here are my four...

F fly -simply deadly and is easy and quick to tie in any size even 22

Hare n copper- simple to tie and deadly nymph great for sexy water

Red pheasant tail flash back- Big rainbows kiss em before they swallow them!

Wickhams fancy(Dry)- When fished in tandem with another more realistc dry fly it has the ability to get even the most critical fish to have a look.
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Postby capt. ken » Sun Sep 04, 2005 6:14 pm

yellow magnum bunny with chartreuse collar on a 2/0 mustad 34007- a tarpon slayer

brown bendback with lots of gold flash-classic and effective redfish fly

muddler variations for anything with fins!!

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Postby easternshorehunter » Mon Sep 05, 2005 2:21 pm

im going to have to say a clouser minnow. i always have a few of different colors and sizes. i have caught a 26 inch rockfish (big around here that time of year), flounder, blues, sea trout, jack crevale, and barracuda.
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Postby cast-n-blast » Tue Sep 06, 2005 1:47 am

Without giving out any secrets:

1. Red Copper John 16-18
2. Yellow Stimulator 8-10
3. Grey WD-40 20-24
4. Parachute Adams 16-20

In about 3 weeks... Halloween Wooly Booger size 8

OK, one secret, a wonderful terrestrial pattern
Red Pine Beetle size 14 tied with red sparkle chenelle, peacock case, and palmered brown hackle.
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Postby kiwismakebetterhunters » Tue Sep 06, 2005 10:29 pm

cast-n-blast wrote:4. Parachute Adams 16-20



Darn straight!!!
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Postby Sagebrush » Tue Oct 11, 2005 6:36 pm

Here in Nevada & Calif My best flys are:
Dry: Adams , Yellow Humphy, Pale Blue Dunn & Royal Coachman
Nymph: Hairs ear , Zug bug & March brown
Streamers: Muddler, Nose dace ,Micky Finn.

And the fly used all over Cal & Nevada in streams & lakes (Pyramid) is the 1 & only.........WOLLEY BUGGER !!!! (black)

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Postby shrpshtr » Tue Oct 11, 2005 7:31 pm

for trout, they would have to be orange or pink san juan worms, caddis, bead head nymphs, and egg sacks.

for bream, anything with legs like poppers, etc and they can't leave them alone.
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Postby kiwismakebetterhunters » Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:54 pm

You guys use boobies over there theyre deadly here.
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Postby cast-n-blast » Sat Oct 15, 2005 12:29 am

cast-n-blast wrote:In about 3 weeks... Halloween Wooly Booger, size 8


Landed a 20" Bow while scouting for ducks the day before the opener on the old HWB#8, wish I could use 'em a couple more times before things freeze up, but I might be scouting for a new job in a couple of weeks :thumbsdown:
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Postby CLUTCHfan » Sat Oct 29, 2005 4:02 pm

#1 - BH Prince nymph
#2 - BH Wooly Bugger size 14 Brown w/strips of green flash running down sides and into tail.
#3 - Yellow Sally Stonefly nymph.
#4 - BH Prince Nymph (It's so good I had to list it twice.)

I mostly fish fast pocket water so I mostly fish Nymphs.
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Postby Webfoot12 » Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:29 am

1. Olive bead head wooley bugger size 8-12 (black and yellow works great too)
2. Zebra Midge
3. grey uv scud
4. Blue wing olive
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Postby duckplucker » Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:07 am

Two words: ROYAL COACHMAN... as for the other 3, i guess i would say white/olive wolly booger, san juan worms, the "Trey Bitler Special", which is basically whatever i feel like putting on the hook, and wraped up with some thread. It works wonders what some creativity can catch.
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:20 am

Copper John

Madame X

Clauser Minnow

Any popper
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Postby Citori12 » Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:47 am

Pheasant tail nypmph 16-20
Griffiths Gnat size 20
Citori12 midge 20-22
Elk hair caddis 14-20

But that is a short list. Depends what time of year and where I am fly fishing...caught some fine fish over 4lbs on egg sucking leach pattern.
I would choose different flys for river vs high mountain lakes vs small creeks and lakes....but being a fly tyer I can pretty much match size and color. By the way the copper john is getting pretty famous here in colorado.
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Postby IDwtrfowler22 » Tue Jan 24, 2006 7:15 am

For drys mine would have to be PMD and BWO in size 16-22
For nymphs it would have to be hares ears with crystal beadhead in size 14-16 or a ice cream cone in size 16-18
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Postby Mallard Machine » Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:46 am

Belly Dancer- Fishing Buddy invented this 1 close to being best fly on Miramichi River.
R. G. Bug- Fishing buddy invented this one 2
Undertaker- First Crown Salmon On This
Green MAchine White-Tail- Caught my first salmon on this one

see for yourselves

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Postby Gooseboy » Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:01 pm

I dont no but one of the guys that fly fishes (i dont fly fish) says alot of fisherman kill for the feathers on the bottom of a Bluebill (the blackish blue and white ones on the top third of the stomach.)
The group ended up with 420 birds.

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