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  1. Eric Denny

    Eric Denny Summer is over but I'm still fishing!!

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    So I want to hear what your 5 favorite fly's are. And what type of water you fish. I only fish streams and prefer to dry fly fish.

    1. Dave's hopper
    2. Purple haze
    3. PMD
    4. BWO
    5. Ant

    I am sure this will have a lot of you thinking because even as I put my fav 5 down I am like wait what about that or what about this. But I picked these feeling no matter what time of year I can get a fish if I have one of these in my box.
     
  2. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    1. Bailey's Black Spider
    2. Pritt's Water Cricket
    3. Orange and Partridge
    4. March Brown Spider
    5. PMD Flymph
     
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  3. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

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    For stream fishing:
    Adams
    Elk hair Caddis
    Stimulator
    Partridge and Orange
    Partridge and Peacock.

    For Lake:
    Olive Bugger
    Black Bugger
    Brown bugger
    Adams
    Partridge and Orange.
     
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  4. Skysoldier

    Skysoldier Trout Hunter

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    Elk Hair Caddis
    Purple Haze
    Partridge and Orange
    Stimulator
    Partridge and Peacock
     
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  5. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    Stillwaters for trout:

    Variegated black and olive WB
    Olive Turbo Leech
    Red midge emerger
    Black bead head GRHE
    Parachute Adams
     
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  6. Kyle Smith

    Kyle Smith Active Member

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    Klinkhammer
    Copper John
    Rainbow Warrior
    Marabou Muddler
    Rusty Spinner
     
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  7. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I don't fish with 5 flies. I only use one or two or four.. Top water I like a Black Stimulator with a white wing, or a Royal Wulff. And underwater I prefer a SJW and a Black Zebra Nymph.

    Don't ever come to Montana and fly fish as most fish caught here are with nymph's. I have a hard time trying to get the fish to look up, with all the nymphs they have to chow down on.
     
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    What is an orange and partridge or partridge and peacock?
     
  9. Eric Denny

    Eric Denny Summer is over but I'm still fishing!!

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    You asked a question why out answering the one asked of you thats not polite.:confused:
     
  10. Eric Denny

    Eric Denny Summer is over but I'm still fishing!!

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    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??
     
  11. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    An Orange and Partridge (same as Partridge and Orange) is a wet fly with a body of orange silk (waxed) and a sparse hackle of brown partridge feather usually taken from the back or "knuckle" of the bird. A Partridge and Peacock is a wet fly with a body made up of peacock herl and a hackle like that of the partridge and orange.

    Both are very effective flies, especially when fished upstream, as if they were dry flies.
     
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  12. Dave Evans

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    1. Parachute adams
    2. X-caddis
    3. Partridge and orange/ and green
    4. Pheasant tail soft hackle
    5. Sparkle caddis

    Steelhead
    1. Something I dreamed up
    2. Something a fishing buddy dreamed up
    3. Lady Caroline
    4. Undertaker
    5. Hyatt's muddler
     
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  13. Mingo

    Mingo the Menehune stole my beer

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    1, Ron Dong crease fly
    2. Sar-Mul-Mac
    3. Charlie Bisharat's Pole Dancer
    4. Rainy's Bubble Head Popper
    5. Borski Slider
     
  14. Skysoldier

    Skysoldier Trout Hunter

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    Pheasant tail soft hackle would have been my 6th choice, great fly!
     
  15. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    1. Black, bead head Wooly Bugger
    2. ESL
    3. Bead
    4. Sol Duc Spey
    5. Prince Nymph
     
  16. Steve Saville

    Steve Saville Active Member

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    Check out the step by step section of the fly tying forum. Partrige an Orange and Partrige and Peacock can be found there.
     
  17. Porter

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    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.
     
  18. Lue Taylor

    Lue Taylor Lue Taylor/dbfly

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    First fly that works simple
     
  19. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    As old as I am I only need these few flies. I have since narrowed it down to those few. But I do carry a few more flies with me. You can never tell what will work and what won't.
     
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  20. Chris Johnson

    Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    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
     

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