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    if you could only have one fly to use for both cold and warm water, what size and pattern would it be???????????

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    Default Re: If you could have only "ONE" fly?

    Alright, I'll play
    The "one fly that does it all" is easy. The Lefty's Deceiver.
    Choosing one size would be more difficult. That's what makes the deceiver so versatile. It can be tied in different styles to represent many kinds of bait .
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart

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    Default Re: If you could have only "ONE" fly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rip Tide View Post
    Alright, I'll play
    The "one fly that does it all" is easy. The Lefty's Deceiver.
    Choosing one size would be more difficult. That's what makes the deceiver so versatile. It can be tied in different styles to represent many kinds of bait.
    I can pretty much say the same thing, but I would replace Lefty's Deceiver with the Clouser Minnow.

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    One fly for all ? My vote would go to the Wooly Bugger. There are so many ways to tie this classic you can't list them all. Adjust the hook size, hackle, tail length,color,etc. The variations are endless. The basics can be altered to go wet or dry, nymph or streamer, drab or bright. This is the first fly most people learn to tie, and for good reason. So humble and so grand.

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    Default Re: If you could have only "ONE" fly?

    Black Bugger no dought
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    Default Re: If you could have only "ONE" fly?

    Quote Originally Posted by siege View Post
    One fly for all ? My vote would go to the Wooly Bugger. There are so many ways to tie this classic you can't list them all. Adjust the hook size, hackle, tail length,color,etc. The variations are endless. The basics can be altered to go wet or dry, nymph or streamer, drab or bright. This is the first fly most people learn to tie, and for good reason. So humble and so grand.
    I think that would be my choice as well, you can't hardly go wrong with a wooly bugger.
    Larry


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    A size 10 White Wolf. I have caught both Bass and Trout on this fly along with a number of Chub and Salmon (I've been told) love this fly.
    John L.

    "The finest gift you can give to any fisherman is to put a good fish back, and who knows if the fish that you caught isn't someone else's gift to you?" Lee Wulff

    “Be patient and calm – for no one can catch fish in anger.” – Herbert Hoover

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    Default Re: If you could have only "ONE" fly?

    The flavor bugger I tie will always be my "go to" pattern but in this situation I would have have to go with a #12 Olive FC Scud...
    ~ Put backing on your line... Even if you never use it, it helps you dream.

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    Default Re: If you could have only "ONE" fly?

    Freshwater fly: Prince (no bead); Wooly is close second, but I'm assuming it's a survival-type question (Black Wooly is better for bigger fish; prince for catching something).

    Saltwater fly: Clouser (green)

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    +1 for the wooly bugger. If one color than probably olive with black hackle. If one size, that's the tough one. Perhaps a 6 or 8? Ideally I'd do 1/0 - 12
    - William

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