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So, if you were heading out this weekend to an alpine lake full of Brookies, what flies (dry and sub surface) would you bring?
 

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Might be a tad bit late in the season for dries if this lake is way up there. I would bring some standard nymphs like copper johns or prince nymphs as attractors. For matching the lake I would include a selection of chironimids, it might be out of season for them but trouties like them.
 

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For sure a Nyerges Nymph tied with a few strands of lemon wood duck for a short tail, dark brown hackle and a lacquered red thread head. Almost a 100% probability of catching brookies with that fly.

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Sprucefly works well for me
 

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I've never been let down by a Parachute Adams in an Alpine Lake. If you find a fish rising I wouldn't hesitate to tie one on and give it a shot. I always have a small assortment of small soft hackels, nyerges nymphs, and olive willie buggers. I always try the parachute first, then switch to something else.
 

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At this time of year the fly might not matter much...there is a good chance the fish will be totally worked up getting ready to spawn. Look for them close to the banks and anywhere there is moving water or gravel they can so their thing in.
 

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I was out riding yesterday on my Quad and I came upon this series of Beaver ponds. It was full of little fat fish. They were about 5 to 6 inches long and broad at the shoulders(well if they had shoulders, that's where they were wide at). If I make it there aging I'm taking my 3wt. Got to watch where you step as there are cows eating grass up in there.
 

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I've never been let down by a Parachute Adams in an Alpine Lake. If you find a fish rising I wouldn't hesitate to tie one on and give it a shot. I always have a small assortment of small soft hackels, nyerges nymphs, and olive willie buggers. I always try the parachute first, then switch to something else.
This..... works for me 99% of the time.
 
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