favorite fly of the year???

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Eric Denny, Oct 1, 2013.

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    Preston Active Member

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    Last June at Chopaka I encountered (not for the first time) hordes of damsel adults hovering over the water. The fish were jumping right out of the water after them but would completely ignore a damsel adult imitation fished on the surface. While changing locations, I noticed all of the tenerals hanging on the reeds and cattail stalks and thought it might be worth a try (I've carried a few teneral patterns for years but only rarely used them).

    The teneral is the just-emerged adult form of the damselfly and has not yet developed its fully mature coloring or form. Its color is usually tan, pale olive or pale gray, its abdomen is thicker and shorter than it will become, its wings are translucent and it is, as yet, a poor flier. It hangs vertically on its perch and is easily knocked off to fall to the water.

    It wasn't a slam-dunk but it turned an exercise in futility to a good day's fishing. I tie the abdomen of 50-pound braided monofilament and the thorax and head of 1/8" Rainy's foam parchute post (both colored with a Pantone pen). The eyes are of melted 100-pound mono and the wing is dun hackle. DSCF0073.JPG IMG_0873.JPG
     
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    Pink over white clouser has been my go to this year.
     
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    Red white and blue /pearl flashabou grizz hackle flat wing on a #4 stainless umpqua hook, and elk hair caddis.
     
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    PT Physhicist

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    Can't pick 1 fly. Lots of species get angled for over the course of a year.
     
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    For me it is a tie between a brown+yellow Space Invader and a white conehead Zonker. Montana is turning me into one of those streamer people.
     
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    I hate to say it but Orange Stimulator
     
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    Again this year it is a size 12-14 Halfback fished on a full sink line deep and slow. So many big fish, such tiny flies.

    Ive
     
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    Size 16 Parachute Adams but a very close runner up was a size 12 Partridge and Orange, both produced some nice trout for me.
     
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    It walks a very greasy line between the two
     
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    scuuulllllpins.
     
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    Krusty Krusty Old Effer

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    Same as it has been for several years....Olive Willy.
     
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    Sculpzilla.
     
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    porterHause Just call me Jon

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    Magic comet in cerise. Multiples of three salmon species in the salt with that guy...possibly a fourth??? Second is the chartreuse over pink clouser, but the only fish I got on that thing this year took me 150 yards into my 30 lb. backing, and then snapped it...taking my fly line along. An expensive but awesome memory of a 2013 that's been good to me.

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    Amys%20Ant%20040.jpg Amy's Ant. That's my one fly but I'd have a hard time choosing just one color. Peacock, green, brown or tan. If one color wasn't working one of the others would.