Re: 4 Must have flys
I agree with troutdoorsman that it depends on when you fish (time of year), but it also depends on where you fish. He has a good list for the river on his post. Since I am fishing mostly stillwater these days, my list would be based on where I am fishing as well as when (and what is working/hatching right now).
My top four over the last month....
Mallard and Peacock with a bead
Martis Midge - trimmed short on the front
Black Buggers (with rainbow flash)
CDC baetis emerger (on the water now) or Damsel Nymph (just starting to see them and once they start going strong, you need these in your fly box at the lake)
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