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Old 08-19-2010, 12:45 PM
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Thumbs up Re: Best five patterns

South Fork of the Boise is almost as good as it gets, so you live in a great spot. I would try the following:

1. Golden Stone (Big Ugly) Rubberlegs in size 6
2. Flashback, bead-head Pheasant-tail in sizes 18, 16, 14
3. KG's South Fork Special (actually named for the South Fork of the Snake River) Here's a pic and a recipe:

South Fork Special

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Hook: DaiRiki 125 size #14
Thread: 8/0 Olive/Dun
Bead: Copper 3/32
Tail: 8-10 Pheasant-tail fibers
Rib: Chartreuse Uni wire small
Abdomen: Ice Dub pearl
Thorax: Ice Dub olive brown
Wingcase: Pheasant-tail fibers
Wing/Legs: Olive Hen Feather


4. Elk Hair Caddis in sizes 14 and 16
5. My new favorite dry fly - Smoke Jumper in size 14 and 16

There you have it. I carry so many flies that I couldn't possibly pare it down to five favorites, but this list gets pretty close.

Kelly
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