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Old 11-16-2012, 10:19 AM
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Default Name Your Trout Top Ten Nymph & Dry Flies

Not trying to make it too complicated. If it sinks it's a nymph, if it floats it's a dry.

Here is mine in no particular order:

Top Ten Nymph

1. Copper John
2. Prince Nymph
3. Pheasant Tail
4. Zug Bug
5. Sparkle Caddis Pupa
6. San Juan Worm
7. Egg
8. Wooly Bugger
9. Zebra Midge
10. Hares Ear

Top Ten Dry

1. Adams
2. Elk Hair Caddis
3. Hopper
4. Stimulator
5. Ant
6. X-Caddis
7. BWO
8. RS2
9. Foam Midge Emerger
10. Spinner
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:08 PM
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Wets

Hornberg
picket pin
dark Cahill wet
light Cahill wet
partridge&peacock
march brown flymph
pheasant tail soft hackle
my own fur nymph
Coleman March brown nymph
a new one for me that I used quite a bit this year was the pink squirrel nymph

Dries

Usual
Hendrickson
BWO
light Cahill
humpy
foam ant
royal Wulff
Griffith's gnat
deer hair caddis
my own "neer hair" emerger
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:17 PM
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Default Re: Name Your Trout Top Ten Nymph & Dry Flies

Not including bead head, flashback, bead head flasbcak, and different color combinations, mine are:

Nymphs

Pheasant Tail
Hare's Ear
Copper John
Prince Nymph
Lightning Bug
Black Beauty Midge
Zebra Midge
Zug Bug
San Juan Worm
WD-40

Dries

Mini-Hoppers
Stimulators (including rubber legged)
PMX
Adams- parachute and natural
Elk Hair Caddis
BWO
PMD
Griffith's Gnat
Hopper Juan
Cripples- to match what is going on
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I don't do too much nymph fishing, so I'll leave that to the experts. (When I do nymph-fish, it's pretty much the standards)

Dries:
Stimulator
Adams
PMD
Qiugley Cripple
Humpy
Mosquito
Royal Wulff
Elk Hair Caddis
Chernobyl Ant
Chernobyl Hopper
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:59 PM
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Nymphs
1) Barr Emerger
2) Poison Tung
3) Copper John
4) Rainbow Warrior
5) Disco Midge
6) Hot wire prince nymph
7) RS2
8) WD40 olive
9) Franks Flashy
10) San Juan worm

Dries
1) hi vis para Adams
2) Elk Hairy Cadddis
3) BWO


That's it for dries...rarely do I use a ant or hopper because 99% of the time the Adams or EHC hammer them around here
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Default Re: Name Your Trout Top Ten Nymph & Dry Flies

What kind of guy would I be if I didn't answer your thread? For almost 9 years I haven't had many needs for a dry but I still do a little each year to stay sharp

1. Blue Quill #18 - 20, this worked for almost every hatch no matter what was on the water, I seldom used BWO because this filled that need.
2. Grey Fox Variant #10 - 14, with or without wings this was my big Mayfly pattern. It covered March Brown, Slate Drake, and Gray Fox hatches.
3. Light Cahill #14 - 16, answered the need for most pale dunn and tan Mayflies.
4. Sulfur Quill #16, Tied with a stripped Lt. Ginger feather quill this worked for the Spring Creek Sulfur colored mayflies.
5. Female Beaverkill #14 & 16, A Mayfly not too widespread and perhaps another pattern would have worked but I tied the original and used it.
6. Heneryville Special Caddis #14 & 16, I only ever tied a few Elk Hair Caddis because I used the Heneryville in color variations for my caddis.
7. Bi-Visible # 14 - 16, The best pocket water Brook Trout fly I can think of, they don't have much time to look at the fly and this works just fine.
8. Quill Gordon #14 - 16, Early April they come on in great numbers and I tied and used the original pattern.
9. Ginger Quill #16, This was a good all purpose dry fly with a good silhouette and mimicked many different buff Mayflies in North Central PA.

10. Here on my home waters now I use a Royal Wulff because I can This is the only place I've ever fished where you can tie on an attractor fly and have confidence that you will raise a fish. I always liked the fly but never had much use for them in the lower 48. The flies I listed are but a few of what I tied & used in my other life, I used them with confidence in many states and providences but Lived in North Central Pennsylvania for years.

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Most of my fishing is small streams/creeks.

Nymphs

Fox Squirrel
Hare's Ear
Pheasant Tail
Prince
Wooly Bugger
Zug Bug


Dry

Adams - Dun & Parachute
BWO - Sparkle & Parachute
Griffiths Gnat
Mahogany - Emerger
PMD - Sparkle & Spinner
EHC
Stimulator
Royal Wulff
Spinner - PMD & Red Quill
Hopper

Maybe throw a Scud in the mix, but other than the above...can't think of a time where I felt I didn't have the right fly to catch fish or "match the hatch"

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Old 11-17-2012, 08:41 AM
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Wets
Picket Pin
Leadwing Coachman
various softhackles
Pheasent tails
cress bugs

Dries
Something grey
something green
something yellow
deer hair caddis in tan and green
without a doubt the Griffen Gnat
deer hair beetles
fur ants
crickets
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mine-
present tail
phesant tail--soft hackle
skud
zebra midge
egg pattern
prince
rainbow warrior
split case sulphur
lighting bug
blue assasin

i usually only fish with nymphs, have tackled dry fly yet--hoping to next year
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Hare's ear
Pheasant tail
Zebra midge
Rainbow warrior
Copper John
Pat's rubber legs
20 Incher
Cased caddis
Psycho prince
Sparkle pupa
Egg

(Ok, that's 11, but all of these did well for me this year)

EH caddis
Parachute Adams
Rs2
Stimulator
PMX
Hopper
Parachute hares ear
Rusty spinner
Humpy
Griffith's gnat
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