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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

    thought I might as well spruce this thread up with some visuals...


    Turks, Humpies, Trudes, Olives and flymphs...some "go to's"
    Last edited by dean_mt; 05-23-2013 at 10:02 PM. Reason: add photos

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    Default Re: A Must Have Killer Dry Fly.

    Quote Originally Posted by dean_mt View Post
    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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    Default Re: A Must Have Killer Dry Fly.

    Quote Originally Posted by shortyb View Post
    Pink pookie was my replacement for madam x, a truly great fly for sure.
    What the hell is a pink pookie! ... the fly of course!

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    Default Re: A Must Have Killer Dry Fly.

    Quote Originally Posted by dean_mt View Post
    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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    Default Re: A Must Have Killer Dry Fly.

    Parachute Adams if I can only have one.

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    productive dries for Idaho

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