Wilderness Fishing Flies...

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Teenage Entomologist, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. I only made one change.
  2. I haven't been high lake fishing for a while but sure hope to this year. I've got a new ultra-light float tube to try out. For dries I'm partial to Elk Hair Caddis and Parachute Adams, tho I could substitute a Stimulator for either of those. Seems like my number one, all around exploratory wet fly is a woolly bugger, followed by a small partridge and orange - or green, then a damsel nymph.

  3. yarnie
    heavi bead
    powerbait synthetic salmon roe
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  4. no pink worm?
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  5. EHC
    Zebra nymph
    Copper john
    Royal Wulff
  6. No love for the Renegade :eek: KILLER on small trout water

    yellow jacket
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  7. nice trout has nice colours on that 2nd pic
    before i watched a vid whenever they catch a trout or eomthing they give it a worm they put it in itd mouth lol
  8. Yeah, no force feeding there. ;). It did come out of the water when it assaulted that hopper.

    True story, was at a lake near Estes park CO (I forget the name) but as I was standing foot deep in the water my fly was dangling right over the water over a weed bed as I was doing something else (I forgot what - getting a stogie or something) and out comes a frigging green back cutty and takes my bug and it's hooked. I was startled because I wasn't paying any attention and certainly wasn't expecting action since my rod was in my armpit As I was grabbing something. I hadn't made a cast or anything my line was barely out. Crazy little fish. It seems the little ones are the most daring. :)
  9. Royal Wulff
    Partridge and orange soft hackle
    Olive Wolly Bugger
  10. Olive Willy
    Wooly Worm
    Near-Enuff (you'd have to be old 'enuff' to remember 'Tap's Tips for this one).

    Old flies that work just as well as they ever did to catch fish (but not as well as they once did, to catch flyfishers' wallets).
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  11. That's why few of the little ones survive to be 'big ones'...they're doofus fish.
  12. I run some soft hackles on slow meandering mountain streams. I carry a GRHE and Pheasant Tail Flymphs, and Partridge and Orange and Partridge and Yellow wet flies. They all do real well.
  13. Adams
    Royal Coachman
    Copper John
    Prince Nymph

    If I could add a sixth, it would be an ant pattern as I had great success with it last Summer.
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  14. Renegade
    royal wulf
    soft hackle
    elk hair
    hare ear
  15. It seems everyone likes the general patterns. Everyone knows small stream trout are like garbage disposals, and any of those trout would eat a grape if it had a dead drift.
  16. Why make the solution harder than it is?
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  17. You gotta good grape pattern? Dry or wet? Is it an emerger grape? Spill the beans, kid.
  18. Sounds intriguing. Mind posting a picture of your version of this pattern? There are several variations online.
  19. Deer Hair Caddis
    Parachute Adams
    Quigley Cripple
    Peacock Soft Hackle
  20. #18 PT Klinkhamer
    #16 Adams
    #14 Humpy
    Partridge & Orange softhackle
    #10 Olive Matuka

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