favorite fly of the year???

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Eric Denny, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. Kyle Smith Active Member

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    Bozeman, MT
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    For me it is a tie between a brown+yellow Space Invader and a white conehead Zonker. Montana is turning me into one of those streamer people.
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  2. JasonG Active Member

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    Issaquah Wa
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    I hate to say it but Orange Stimulator
  3. IveofIone Active Member

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    Again this year it is a size 12-14 Halfback fished on a full sink line deep and slow. So many big fish, such tiny flies.

  4. Skysoldier Trout Hunter

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    Lost in the woods.....
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    Size 16 Parachute Adams but a very close runner up was a size 12 Partridge and Orange, both produced some nice trout for me.
  5. Matthew LeBret Active Member

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    clarkston, wa
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    It walks a very greasy line between the two
  6. McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    Somewhere Near Selah, WA
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  7. Krusty Active Member

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    Spokane, WA
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    Same as it has been for several years....Olive Willy.
  8. Josh Stroud Active Member

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  9. porterHause Just call me Jon

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    Seattle, WA
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    Magic comet in cerise. Multiples of three salmon species in the salt with that guy...possibly a fourth??? Second is the chartreuse over pink clouser, but the only fish I got on that thing this year took me 150 yards into my 30 lb. backing, and then snapped it...taking my fly line along. An expensive but awesome memory of a 2013 that's been good to me.

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  10. Thom Collins Active Member

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    Kirkland, WA
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    Amys%20Ant%20040.jpg Amy's Ant. That's my one fly but I'd have a hard time choosing just one color. Peacock, green, brown or tan. If one color wasn't working one of the others would.
  11. John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    I had most all of my success this year with my own variant of the Prom Dress. I call it the Japanese Lantern. It is quite a bit lighter and less bulky than the prom dress. I give everyone one guess as to what species I was targetting. ;)

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  12. Thom Collins Active Member

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    Kirkland, WA
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    Atlantic Salmon
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  13. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Ansbach, Germany
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    This one! Caught many lunkers...
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  14. Drifter Active Member

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    I didn't develop any new trout flies this year but I did come up with a stillwater steelhead fly that worked wonders on stillwater steelhead!

    2 days, 20 hooked and 15 landed, and all were chrome with one B-run lost that was huge------

    I call them stillhead flies! They are tied in balance leach form, notice the post.
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  15. Mingo the Menehune stole my beer

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    Happy Hour, WA
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    Borski slider in 2/0. Still experimenting with my own ugly version of Duff's Spam and Eggs.
  16. John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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  17. Jslo Active Member

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    This year it's been a elk hair caddis tan #12. Regardless of conditions I've been slaying them on top with it. When I feel like tying on a dropper or swinging something I have had great luck with #10 Ish's Drunken Hopper. Locally I fish mostly freestone rivers in Colorado for Browns and Rainbows. Most of the fish are in the 14-18 inch range.

  18. Rob Ast Active Member

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    West Pugetopolis WA
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    Fo trout this year is has been the deep dish callebaetis (www.flyfishfood.com). It has saved several outings. For salmon I would have to go with my Hi-tie baitfish. Not sue it worked any better than a clouser, but it fished just fine and was so much nicer to cast all day.
  19. mtskibum16 Active Member

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    Puget Sound Beaches
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    Let's see the baitfish pattern Rob. :)
  20. Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    Phinney Ridge, Seattle, WA
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    I love Royal Wulff's too but this year a #20 Cooper John scored me my best two fish of the Summer.