fly pattern recommendation based on species

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by zen leecher aka bill w, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish


    Do you ever get into recommending specific patterns based on what fly is present and what stage of the fly's lifecycle?
  2. Taxon

    Taxon Moderator Staff Member

    Hi zen leecher aka bill w-
    No, that's really not my area of expertise. However, I strongly recommend Hatch Guide for For Western Streams by Jim Schollmeyer, which does suggest imitative patterns, and if you should have a question about the pattern for some specific insect, Preston generously shares photos of his beautifully tied imitative creations with others on this forum.
  3. Preston

    Preston Active Member

    So far, at least, as mayflies are concerned, another excellent source for recommended patterns as well as excellent photos of the bugs themselves is Western Mayfly Hatches (Hafele/Hughes, Amato Publications, 2004).

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