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Reading the earlier thread about peacock herl and the mention of the "Eng Thing" fly being someone's go to fly for fishing on a variety of waters, made me think.

We all read up on a new location we're going to fish, see what other recommend and tie up a variety of flies to use when we get there, and/or stop in a local shop and yak it up with the proprietor and buy a few local examples for tying against... and when we get to the water's edge we observe what's hatching or happening on the water.

BUT... we also ALL have a fly (or two) that we ALWAYS bring with us that has been our biggest producer on almost all waters we've fished. SO, here's the question:

What are YOUR three must have flies?

These are mine:

Calf Wing Silver Trude
Sawyer's Pheasant Tail Nymph
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:39 AM
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Default Re: Your "GO TO" fly

Dry Fly: Blue Quill size 18
Nymph: Gold Ribbed Hares Ear size 12 - 16
Streamer: Nine Three size 2 - 6 (4 X long ring eye hook)

Anywhere I ever cast these worked,

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Default Re: Your "GO TO" fly

Dry: Adams
Nymphs: GR Hares Ear & Eng Theng
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Dry: Usual
Wet/Streamer/(Dry): Hornberg
Wet/Nymph: Peacock & Partridge
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Dry: 16 parachute Adams
Nymph:0
Streamer: Bunny Leech
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DRY: my own pattern that has 3colors in it works from east to west SIZE #14 &#16
Nymph : BHRLGRHE #16
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Default Re: Your "GO TO" fly

dry- griffiths gnat
nymph- bead head copper john
streamer- black wooly bugger

honerable mention- clouser minnow
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Default Re: Your "GO TO" fly

So far, Micky finn & egg-sucking leach..
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Default Re: Your "GO TO" fly

Click the image to open in full size.

My Go To flies are from the Flash Straggler series of patterns.

1st Red Flash
2nd Black with a yellow wing
3rd Black with green wing

Phenominal. The photo shows the red variant

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Default Re: Your "GO TO" fly

terrestrial-
Hopper pattern such as Juan's Hopper

streamer-
Woolly Bugger in either olive, or black

nymph-
Briminator
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