favorite fly of the year???

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  1. John Hicks

    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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  2. Thom Collins

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  3. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    This one! Caught many lunkers...
     
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  4. Drifter

    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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  5. Mingo

    Mingo the Menehune stole my beer

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    Borski slider in 2/0. Still experimenting with my own ugly version of Duff's Spam and Eggs.
     
  6. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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  7. Jslo

    Jslo @troutset

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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.

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  8. Rob Ast

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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.
     
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    Let's see the baitfish pattern Rob. :)
     
  10. Brookie_Hunter

    Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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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.
     
  11. Dave Evans

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    Soft hackles. Had one week on my favorite cutthroat stream in N. ID. where I caught six that went 16-18" and all were on soft hackle droppers. More support for the blind squirrel theory! I usually do not catch that many nice cutthroats in a summer.
     
  12. Codioos

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    I never use the wulff, but this year the CDA was hot for it. That is my fly for the year too.
     
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  13. Eric Denny

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

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    I haven't used it that much until this year either but it worked great there and on the joe I did pretty good with it. I don't know why?? Glad to see I wasn't the only one who had luck with it and we still need to get out and fish together!
     
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    I am usually a stimulator junkie on those rivers. But the fish were keyed in on bettles and mayflies, and that's why I decided to tie the wulff on. Speaking of, have you tried a beatle yet? Or black ant?
     
  15. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I have no idea what is my favorite fly. I haven't been out for almost two months. It's like it's Murphy's Law, what will go wrong did