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View Poll Results: Which Dry Fly?? (Pick Two)

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  • Adams

    19 33.33%
  • Elk Hair Caddis

    18 31.58%
  • Royal Coachman

    3 5.26%
  • Kaufman's Stimulator

    2 3.51%
  • Griffith's Gnat

    4 7.02%
  • Black Gnat

    0 0%
  • Light Cahill

    1 1.75%
  • Parachute Hares Ear

    4 7.02%
  • Joe's Hopper

    4 7.02%
  • Chernobyl Ant

    2 3.51%
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Thread: What Dry Fly

  1. Default What Dry Fly

    If you had only two dry flies, which would it be???? Mine would be an Adams and a Elk Hair Caddis. They've been around for a while, and unless they're good, they fade away. Also, They represent the two major species of "bugs", Caddis, and Mayflies.
    I like organic chicken..... The kind with the capes still on 'em

  2. Default Re: Which Two Dry Flies??

    I picked the Adams and it wouldnt let me pick another, but it would probaly be a Stimulater, in the right colors those things can imitate so mnay diffrent bugs from caddis to hoppers.
    Bear

  3. Default Re: What Dry Fly

    eah, I'm not quite sure whats up... Maybe I set the poll wrong. Can an administrater help, or did I screw things up for good
    I like organic chicken..... The kind with the capes still on 'em

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    Dude dont feel bad I couldnt even figure out how to start a poll LOL
    Bear

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    Default Re: What Dry Fly

    I asked our instuctor (tying and FFing since the 1950's) a similar question in class. If you could only carry five............? The two dry flies he named, Adams & Elk Hair Caddis. The others were nymphs. He later added an Ant (dry) for the western Sierras.

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    Default Re: What Dry Fly

    The parachute Adams is my "go to" dry fly; no matter where I'm fishing. In sizes #14-#18 I don't think it can be beat as an all-around top water pattern.

    EHC is my #2 and is actually my top pick when I'm fishing a dry/dropper rig; which is the predominant rig up here in the Poconos in the early Spring. EHC just will not sink!

    Today there was an incredible Hendrickson hatch going on, so my fly of choice was a parachute female Hendrickson (although I also tried a male Hendrickson - Red Quill - for awhile).

    Unfortunately - skunked at the Hendrickson party!

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    Default Re: What Dry Fly

    I could only chose one, but if i could have chosen two of the listed flies, I would have chosen Parachute Adams (ok, "parachute" wasn't listed but Adams was ) and Elk Hare Caddis.

    If I wasn't limited to the flies in the poll, I would have chosen Parachute Adams (#1) and Royal Wulff (#2).

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    Default Re: What Dry Fly

    EHC and Cher Ant

  9. Default Re: What Dry Fly

    Parachute adams is my number one, Elk hair is two, and The Griffiths gnat comes in third.

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    Default Re: What Dry Fly

    I went with Adams, and would have to pick the Lt. Cahill as a second. Since they are small I would try to smuggle in a few #18 or 20 blue quill too.

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