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Old 05-23-2013, 09:14 PM
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Default Re: A Must Have Killer Dry Fly.

Seems like we are talking about very general and searching patterns, as you've asked about favorite fly vs. favorite hatch.

The Royal Wulff is a standard killer everywhere, but I've not fished it much for quite some time. My favorite general dry for a few years has been the Turk's Tarantula in numerous variations. It searches really well from spring through fall. In large and and small sizes it seems to work for stoneflies and hoppers, beetles, caddis...

It just has a great profile, sits low in the film, floats like a cork and stays up when twitched. I tie them in drab natural colors (hare's ear and natural deer), all black, or bright with flash. It replaced the Madam X for me, another great generic pattern.

My other go to is still the parachute Adams. The purple haze has become the new Adams, but I've caught so many fish with para Adams that I fish it with confidence to rising fish or just searching mid day

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Turks, Humpies, Trudes, Olives and flymphs...some "go to's"
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It replaced the Madam X for me, another great generic pattern.
Pink pookie was my replacement for madam x, a truly great fly for sure.
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What the hell is a pink pookie! ... the fly of course!
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What the hell is a pink pookie! ... the fly of course!
Hah, I know the names theses days can get a little weird. Fun telling the wife "just tying up some pink pookie hun" http://hopperfishing.wordpress.com/2...e-pink-pookie/

Popular in Livingstone/Stillwater area.
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Parachute Adams if I can only have one.
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