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Old 03-01-2009, 02:12 AM
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I'm pretty new to fly fishing. The only fly fishing I've done was a few years back in Colorado. I just moved to Northeast Georgia and there are a lot of good places to fly fish, but I really dont know much. I need to know what flies to use during different times of the year and in different weather conditions. There are so many flies out there, it's overwhelming. If anyone can help me out it would be greatly appreciated.
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If no one responds to your question PM lambster, he is from Georgia and a member of this forum, but doesn't post very much. He will be more than willing to answer your questions. Tell him Larry sent you.

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What are ya going to be fishing for?
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Hey Capt, welcome to the forum. Bear asked the 64 dollar question.

Basically you'll want flies that will work different layers of the water column from top to bottom. But it'll vary a bit based on what fish you'll be chasing.

Many flies will work for more than one thing, so let us know what you'll be fishing for and you'll get a bunch of suggestions.

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Mostly trout, they stock most of the streams and rivers around here. I dont really like dont really like fishing for something that was raised in a pool, but not many people catch and release. I personally think pictures last a lot longer. Also if anyone could give me some info on fly fishing for bass. Thanks
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I imagine you will have a lot more opportunities to fish for bass than trout seeing that you live in a bit of a warmer climate. Foam poppers, divers, crawdads and frog imitations are a good start as far as bass flies go. However, these flies tend to be a bit bulkier and require a little extra "umph" when it comes to casting them. Browse the forums a bit more, and you will find everything you need when it comes to good bass patterns.
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You'll probably get all kinds of different lists from folks, and local fly shops can give you some great advice. But here's a general list that covers a lot of different water types, and imitates a lot of the different critters in trout streams generally as well as GA, they're many life stages, as well as good searching generic patterns that have been proven over time. This is a big list, but don't feel you need everything right away. I'd mix it up and pick up a few in each category (dries, wets, nymphs, streamers) picking from the below patterns and listed sizes, and add more from the list over time, including the later season stuff like hoppers, as bucks allow.

Trout stuff
Dry flies
Parachute Blue Wing Olive 16, 18, 20 (a slow water pattern imitates many small mayflies that hatch all season long)
Parachute Adams 14, 16, 18 (another slow water pattern imitates many medium/dark mayflies)
Royal Wulff 14, 16, (general attractor pattern, also good for fast water)
Yellow Humpy 14 (fast water pattern)
Elk Hair Caddis- 14, 16, 18 (Tan, olive, and black bodies imitates many caddis, good in fast and slow water)

Dries to add when the weather warms up (spring /summer patterns in addition to above)
Pale Morning Dun 14, 16, 18 (imitates light bodied mayflies)
Stimulator 12 (yellow, imitates stoneflies, late spring and summer)
Grasshopper 10, 12 (a summer pattern, match color to the naturals if you know it, tan or yellow body a good guess if you don't)

Nymphs:
Bead Head Pheasant Tail Nymph 16, 18
Bead Head Hare Ear 14, 16,
Y2K egg pattern, pink (GA standard for stocked fish)
San Juan Worm pink or red (another standard for stockies)

Wet Fly
Partridge and Orange and/or Partridge and Green 14 (good searching flies and easy to fish)

Streamers
Bead head Woolly Bugger 8 black, olive
Muddler Minnow 8
Marabou Muddler Black 6

Bass- any of the streamers should work, as well as the same patterns in larger sizes as well as large dry flies (stimulator, Grasshopper), but you might want to add a bass bug or bass popper or two. There are a host of bass patterns like Clousers, Dahlberg Divers that you can add based on local advice for your water.

Panfish- they’re not too picky, so any of the trout flies should work, but use the larger sizes so they don’t swallow the hook . You might also want to add some panfish poppers and rubber legged foam spiders.

Hope this helps.

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