Re: Local Flies..
Doesn't even have to be a "new" stream either. I contact my favorite fly shop guy (10 miles from the river I frequent) by text the week before, by phone the day before and then stop in on the way to the river to chew the fat and hear that weeks fishing storys. 9 times out of 10, the information gathered improves my fish to hand rate. I buy everything but flies from him as I tye my own...but we share pattern ideas and swap flies, there is often other guys in the shop tying and we all do a round of "hey, try this one and let me know" fly swapping.