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Old 03-10-2012, 12:12 AM
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Default Early Spring flies for CA

Just curious what patterns seem to work for you guys in the early spring months. My experience nymphing and with dry flies is really limited. I usually use woolly buggers because they always seem to work but I want to start nymphing more and change it up.
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Every water will be different. Where are you fishing?

In my neck of the woods (Northern California), I can narrow my fly selection to the bugs that I usually encounter.

Mayflies
Western March Brown
Blue Wing Olive (Baetis)
Pale Morning Dun

Caddis
Grannoms
Green Rockworms

Stoneflies
Skwala
Yellow Sallie

Midges
Tricos

Choose a fly pattern off of the bug that you want to represent.

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I live in ripon, so the closest rivers would be the merced, tuolome, and mokelumne. Also the stanislaus, lower sacramento, and american.
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I live in ripon, so the closest rivers would be the merced, tuolome, and mokelumne. Also the stanislaus, lower sacramento, and american.
You are within a 20 minute drive to Bob Nakagawa's shop, Sierra Angler which is on McHenry. Pick his brain. He is a wealth of information.

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