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kevthebassman 02-06-2011 12:36 AM

What do I need in my fly box?
Just getting started chasing trout in Missouri, probably mostly on the Current, Meramec, and occasionally a trip down to the White River. I need to know what my fly box should hold for trout

Up to now I've been a spin and baitcasting fisher, mostly chasing smallmouth with mepp's spinners and plastics in the Meramec by Cuba. I figure on using clouser minnows and wolly buggers for them there. I'd welcome any suggestions on what else to fish with if anyone has any.

MoscaPescador 02-06-2011 01:52 AM

Re: What do I need in my fly box?
I will defer to the people who fish those rivers for their favorite flies. I take that back. You should always have a selection of various buggers and Clousers with you wherever you go.

If you want to do a little leg work on your own do a Google search for "hatch chart (name of river)." These hatch charts usually tell of the bugs that are seasonally on the water and some examples of the flies.

For example, "hatch chart Current River" leads to this website first in a Google search.

Good luck on your search.


tbiii 02-06-2011 02:58 PM

Re: What do I need in my fly box?
I'd stock up on:

Wooly buggers- Olive, black, and ginger in sizes 6 through 10

Mohair leeches- Olive, black, and ginger, sizes 6 through 10

Elk Hair Caddis- Tan and Olive, sizes 14 through 20

Parachute Adams, sizes 14 through 20

Pheasant tail nymphs (regular and beadhead)- sizes 14 through 22

Hare's ear nymphs (regular and beadhead) sizes 14 through 16

Crackleback (Dry fly) sizes 12 through 16

Scuds, size 12 through 18

Caddis larvae imitations, size 14 through 20

Stonefly imitations, size 4 through 10

A few hoppers, foam ants and beetles ought to round things out. Good luck!

lancer09 02-06-2011 10:43 PM

Re: What do I need in my fly box?
TBiii covered most of it, i like a few articulated flies like circus peanuts, also my favorite nymphs, copper johns. Chronic leeches and wire worms, tied on the same hook as the chonic. griffiths gnats and small BWO's.

caseywise 02-07-2011 12:43 AM

Re: What do I need in my fly box?
buggers!:D black, olive and brown. sizes from 8 till 12. always great patterns!:D


ddombos2 02-07-2011 08:04 PM

Re: What do I need in my fly box?
Don't forget sowbugs.

lancer09 02-07-2011 09:04 PM

Re: What do I need in my fly box?
Scuds and Sowbugs will be important if you fish taney or bennett, good suggestion ddombos2.

kevthebassman 02-08-2011 01:19 AM

Re: What do I need in my fly box?
Keep 'em comin boys, I'm takin notes and breakin the bank!

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