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Old 01-11-2011, 02:25 PM
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Hey guys, just thought I'd start a thread asking everyone what they're go-to fly pattern is. Just a pattern that can catch any species in your area and you use more than any other.

To jumpstart the thread, my go-to pattern is mack's bugger in black with green and black wire and blue flash. With it's green and black bars and it's light blue flash, it looks like pretty much every infant bass, bluegill, or grass minnow species in the state. It just kills in fast moving shallow water. So what are your go-to patterns?
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size 16 bead head flashback pheasant tail will work winter, spring, summer and fall in these parts.
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I use a lot of 'flat wing' style streamers tied anywhere from a inch and a half to 8 inches and more
They're very realistic in the water, easy to cast in large sizes, and fairly cheap to tie.
This one, the September Night, is a good imitation of a mullet, menhaden, or most any kind of herring. The particular fly is by Kenny Abrams from his website, Stripermoon

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Hare's ear or pheasant tail 16-18 is good anytime. I am not embarassed to say that a pigsticker (pink curved worm patternd) has also been working for me in a variety of situations and seasons.
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RS2 Sparkle Wing preferred but any color and variety will work.
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B!tch Creek Nymph. I would've chosen something a bit more classy, but the fish around here think otherwise.
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The "Renegade". I may not start the day with it, but always go to it to save the day. *plus, it's the only fly that I've had them jump out of the water to take.
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a CDC/Snowshoe hare caddis I started tying. I had my best day ever (production wise) fishing it purely dry one day last season. You can add split shot and nymph it....and most recently before my season ended in november - I was having great success swinging a pair of them wet fly style....and then stripping it in a little at the end.
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Black woolybugger. Works for nearly anything that swims
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size 16 bead head flashback pheasant tail will work winter, spring, summer and fall in these parts.
I was using one of those the other day with success!
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