Trout box must's

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by BootFish, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Go Fish

    Go Fish Language, its a virus

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    Leech, dragon fly nymph, speckle bugger, damsel
     
  2. bakerite

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    Careys! some sort of Calibatis nymph, bloody marys, floating dragons, mids, biggs specials.
     
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    You damn right !!!!
     
  4. John Weston

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    Woolly Buggers in all colors.
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  5. steeli

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    lake fishing... careys, wet soft hackles, wooley buggers, all sizes and colors (minimum olive and black)
     
  6. Jerry Metcalf

    Jerry Metcalf FishyJere

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    To change this up a little bit - a black sharpie pen. These have saved me, I don't know how many times. I have a fly that is close but not right. Darker is almost always better and with the pen I can touch up my inventory to match. It has proved to be a valuable use of a small space over a lot of years.
     
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    Anyone who knows me knows that I never hit stillwater without my self-tied, design-tweaked, Carey Special. That fly has been my most productive. Then again, any fly you know how to fish is going to be successful for you.
     
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    Olive Bugger or a Black Leech
     
  9. Paul Potter

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    Great responses!
    For me, the Half Back...
     
  10. Brian Thomas

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    No love for the Doc Spratley ?
    I tie them , but rarely ever use them , as I have other patterns I have more confidence in .
    You will always find some pheasant tail nymphs in my boxes for the mayfly hatches . Ditto for an ostrich herl mayfly nymph I tie .
    I also fish bloodworms quite a bit .
    But my most productive pattern , by far , is a small , red , angora goat leech .
    And I`d never want to be without a few of Brian Chans Stillwater Caddis Pupa , lots of different colored chironomids , some Careys , a few Knouff Lake Specials , some damsel and dragon nymphs , and the good old Tom Thumb for fishing on top .
    Of course .
     
  11. Steve Unwin

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    I've had a lot of good luck with doc spratley. I usually try to carry those as well as a few Carey specials. Been trying to build up on chironomids and leeches too.

    My favorite dry has been turck's tarantula, with a GRHE hanging off.
     
  12. Olive bugger

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    Orange and Partridge, Olive buggers, also brown and black. This year I am trying some dark red/black buggers.

    Green and Partridge seems to work too.
    Along with Gil's Monster.
     
  13. Cole L

    Cole L Fish Fiend

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    simi seal leeches, mids, and some select dry flies to imitate midges
     
  14. Chris Brittin Johnson

    Chris Brittin Johnson Fly Flinging Fanatic

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    Stone fly nymph and a PT.
     
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    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    Purple buggers, Puget bugs, parachute Adams.