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    Default Your "GO TO" fly

    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
    CDC&Elk

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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,

    Ard

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    Default Re: Your "GO TO" fly

    Dry: Adams
    Nymphs: GR Hares Ear & Eng Theng
    -Tom Wilson
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    Default Re: Your "GO TO" fly

    Dry: Usual
    Wet/Streamer/(Dry): Hornberg
    Wet/Nymph: Peacock & Partridge
    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: Your "GO TO" fly

    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


    ARFE

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    So far, Micky finn & egg-sucking leach..
    Paul

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    Default Re: Your "GO TO" fly



    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

    Best Regards

    Stuart
    Last edited by smudger564; 05-23-2011 at 10:03 PM. Reason: adding info

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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
    As long as I get a bite, I don't want to leave!

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