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Old 07-04-2013, 08:13 AM
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if you could only have one fly to use for both cold and warm water, what size and pattern would it be???????????
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:36 AM
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The "one fly that does it all" is easy. The Lefty's Deceiver.
Choosing one size would be more difficult. That's what makes the deceiver so versatile. It can be tied in different styles to represent many kinds of bait .
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The "one fly that does it all" is easy. The Lefty's Deceiver.
Choosing one size would be more difficult. That's what makes the deceiver so versatile. It can be tied in different styles to represent many kinds of bait.
I can pretty much say the same thing, but I would replace Lefty's Deceiver with the Clouser Minnow.
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One fly for all ? My vote would go to the Wooly Bugger. There are so many ways to tie this classic you can't list them all. Adjust the hook size, hackle, tail length,color,etc. The variations are endless. The basics can be altered to go wet or dry, nymph or streamer, drab or bright. This is the first fly most people learn to tie, and for good reason. So humble and so grand.
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One fly for all ? My vote would go to the Wooly Bugger. There are so many ways to tie this classic you can't list them all. Adjust the hook size, hackle, tail length,color,etc. The variations are endless. The basics can be altered to go wet or dry, nymph or streamer, drab or bright. This is the first fly most people learn to tie, and for good reason. So humble and so grand.
I think that would be my choice as well, you can't hardly go wrong with a wooly bugger.
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A size 10 White Wolf. I have caught both Bass and Trout on this fly along with a number of Chub and Salmon (I've been told) love this fly.
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The flavor bugger I tie will always be my "go to" pattern but in this situation I would have have to go with a #12 Olive FC Scud...
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Freshwater fly: Prince (no bead); Wooly is close second, but I'm assuming it's a survival-type question (Black Wooly is better for bigger fish; prince for catching something).

Saltwater fly: Clouser (green)
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+1 for the wooly bugger. If one color than probably olive with black hackle. If one size, that's the tough one. Perhaps a 6 or 8? Ideally I'd do 1/0 - 12
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