Your favorite wets?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Patagonguy, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. Patagonguy Active Member

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    Which are your preferred wetflies for trout?
  2. FFK Member

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    gold ribbed haires ear softhackle
  3. Rory McMahon Active Member

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    same as FFK. Hard to beat the Hares Ear Soft Hackle. Some other favorites are the Zug Bug, and i guess you would have to consider Carey Special a soft hackle.
  4. troutfanatic A day not spent wasted is.....wasted.

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    Phesant tail soft hackle. Just love the fly.
  5. Will Atlas Guest

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    the hairs ear and pt are classics. A muddler and a bh hares ear soft hackle are pretty much the only two flies I fish in Alpine lakes. Also try little olive bodied soft hackles. They slay!
  6. 1morecast Active Member

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    try a " red ass" . A small piece of red yarn for the but, peacock body ribbed with a single strand of pearl crystal flash, soft gray hackle, gold bead.
  7. BFK Member

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    North Sound, Wash.
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    Gray Hackle Yellow
    Brown Hackle Peacock
    a mink-bodied, partidge hackle
    wingless Royal Coachman
    Pink Lady Bucktail (which isn't a bucktail in the traditional sense)

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    Do chronnies count?
  9. Kyle Smith Active Member

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    Grey Hackle Peacock, Spider, Adams wet fly, PMD wet fly (actually great both during hatches and spinner falls), mosquito soft-hackle. I don't use traditional wet flys smaller than #16.
  10. Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Partridge and green, partridge and orange and PT soft hackles. I never hit a river without those in my fly box. I carry several of each size from 6 to 18.

    If your looking for patterns for wet flies try Donald ties and catalogs the old tried and true patterns as well as the newer flies. I use his site as a reference all the time.