Re: Fly Assortment for VA & NC
I've been fly fishing for trout with dries before.
The most common mayfly species in the east are sulphur mayflies which have a bright yellow body with clear parts, and up north of baltimore, can grow to nearly an inch long. The best flies for this are sulphur flies, which can be found at random places, and a light hendrickson.(size 12-16)
Theres also small stoneflies, often lime colored. The best sizes are about 14-16.
For panfish? Anything foam, including but not limited to, green grasshoppers, black beetles, and spiders.
Bass are too easy. Any minnow shaped fly colored white that sinks. White wooly buggers, deer hair bass bugs, clouser minnows are extremely good.