Ok what are your top .....

Porter

Active Member
#17
Top 5 for catching fish ;)
1. leech*
2. leech*
3. leech*
4. leech*
5. leech*

* colors and sizes are based on many things...water, clarity. weather, etc.
 
#20
Steelhead: ( honorable mention for a Mac's Canyon)
1. Sol Duc Spey
2. Something black & blue
3. Something black & orange
4. Something black and purple
5. Greased liner

Stream trout:

1. Soft hackle
2. Stimulator
3. Hopper
4. Pheasant tail
5. Snake river muddler
 

Dan Nelson

Hiker, Fisher, Writer, Bum
#21
Like the original poster, I'm a small stream/river dry fly enthusiast myself (though I'll cast a line in any fishy water).

But, maybe because I've been doing this for 30+ years, my list looks more old school.

  1. Royal Wulff (a can't be beat go-to attractor that's been around since 1929)
  2. Elk Hair Caddis
  3. Orange (or green) Stimulator
  4. Adams / Parachute Adams
  5. Green or yellow Humpy
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#22
Like the original poster, I'm a small stream/river dry fly enthusiast myself (though I'll cast a line in any fishy water).

But, maybe because I've been doing this for 30+ years, my list looks more old school.

  1. Royal Wulff (a can't be beat go-to attractor that's been around since 1929)
  2. Elk Hair Caddis
  3. Orange (or green) Stimulator
  4. Adams / Parachute Adams
  5. Green or yellow Humpy
I like these choices. But for fall on the Ruby a red Stimulator works very good.
 

Kyle Smith

DBA BozoKlown406
#23
Well I plan on coming to montana to fish and I have heard great story's about the fishing over there. So I guess the fish will just have to show me but then you can always go with a dry with a dropper nymph.;) And as old as you are you couldn't find one more you could pick 4 but not five??
Try the Clark Fork in early July at 10pm. It's an amazing sight when 24" rainbows pounce on caddisflies right before dark. An EHC skated across and down gets lots of hits but hookups are tough.