Whats your favorite Fly

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Eric Denny, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. Brookie_Hunter

    Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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  2. orangeradish

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    Chubby chernobyl. Any color, any size. It shouldn't work, but it does. Often.
     
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    Size 16 parachute adams. I agree that it is usually easier to catch large fish below the surface, so I don't fish it as often as other flies, but when they are hitting on the surface it's hard to find a better all around productive fly. Nothing like catching trout on dries.
     
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    Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    The one in the corner of the fishes jaw
     
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    There are a few that I rotate but I normally start with a Leggy Stimulator
     
  6. Eric Denny

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

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    Wow we only got a couple pic's I guess some of the readers feel like this is talking about there favorite spot and if they say what there favorite fly is then they might be giving up to much information.lol
     
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  8. Eric Denny

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

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    Who that one of the first nymph I have seen for someones favorite.
     
  9. Rick Todd

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    I have to disagree about dry flies and big fish (at the right time!) Here is a cutthroat from the Yak this spring on a Amy's Ant floater
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    and here is a nice bow from the Missouri last October on a black foam beetle
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    and this bad boy took a Moorish hopper on the Methow in July a few years ago
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    ive seen that methow pic before rick, amazing fish. since about 80% of my fishing for the year is dry flies for big westslopes my favorite fly ever is a tie between a chubby chernoble with a dirty yellow under body and a sparkly gold butt and a size 16 purple haze. other than those any bigass bushy foam dry gets my vote.
     
  11. Eric Denny

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

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    So rick which is your favorite? and those all are beautiful fish!!!!!
     
  12. Krusty

    Krusty Krusty Old Effer

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    And I don't disagree...with your disagreement! But they are notable by their exception; hit the big hatch (which is a rarity on my small mountain lakes) it can go insane! I've experienced the same thing...late summer...grasshopper population explodes. But as a dependable producer of big trout..no way. Of course, at only a half century of flyfishing...I'm a novice....seriously.

    I've caught a handful of really big trout on dryflies...all thrilling...and all surprises between small fry.
     
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    Seriously great fish on drys Rick, but please put on a puffy jacket or something. :rolleyes:
     
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    Krusty Krusty Old Effer

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    It ain't about the fly or the favorite spot....it's really related to 'saddle-time'. Fish a few times a year and get lucky...and you might think it's 'the spot' or 'the right fly'...but experience will teach you otherwise.
     
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    Last year on Moose Creek I hooked a big boy on a #14 PMX. I just sort of stared at the diapearing line for about 5 seconds beofore I decided to clamp down. He broke the 5x like a wet noodle. I did manage one other large fish on a PMX on the Yak last fall and one in 2010.
     
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    Vladimir Steblina Retired Forester...now fishing instead of working

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    The green thing.

    It is just a mis-tie of the Nyerge nymph.

    There was a period of four years where I only fished with the green thing and a black marabou leech.

    It was a zen period in my life. But I did learn how to catch fish!!
     
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  17. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    I have to say, for lakes around here in Western Washington, I have caught more fish on a callibaetis emerger than anything in recent years. In a local lake yesterday (even tho midges were hatching), I picked up a 20" rainbow on it. Go figure, no callibaetis hatching either, but, it brings fish to the surface anyhow! I tie it with no hackle.
     
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    Something like a kilkhammer type?
     
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    You truly learned that there were far more important things than the 'right' pattern. Flyfishers are fixated on patterns...it's just a piece of the puzzle. I once did the same thing with the Renegade...wet and dry.

    It was always amusing to have another flyfisher (jeez, that word is awkward...I want to say 'flyfisherman'...but that's sexist) ask me what I'm using when I'm catching fish....and I say Renegade or Olive Willy. They look at me like I'm bullshittin....they've been spending too much time reading FF magazines.

    There's nothing wrong with the latest patterns....and nothing particularly right with them either. Time on water trumps everything else. Where, when, and how you place the fly is simply far more important than pattern.
     
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    Adult Damsel is my favorite on lakes, Stimulator on rivers. There is a limited window when they work, but the question was what is your favorite, not what works for you most of the time.... Big dries are hard to beat....
     
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