Re: Best five patterns
If I were going to start a new box it would have the flies in many persons top five list. I'll see how many I can remember:
Dry's: Parachute Adams; Elk Hair Caddis; Griffiths Gnat; Ant
Nymphs: Pheasant Tail Nymph (KG SF Special); Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear; Copper John; Prince Nymph.
Sorry if this second part seems like a hijack to your thread. It's just to send out a "Bravo" to Kelly. I found out what the KG stands for in the recipe you posted. It's your published nymph and what a winner. I tied one, and can't wait to fish it. It looks awesome.