Wilderness Fishing Flies...

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

  1. zen leecher aka bill w

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

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    Freestoneangler called out the Humpy. It's a good fly for visibility and also catching fish.
     
  2. Rick Todd

    Rick Todd Active Member

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    Whenever I have been up wilderness creeks or alpine lakes, all I've ever needed was a Royal Wulff. Keep it simple and use dry flies. After tearing up 3 or 4 flies, you will almost be tired of catching fish! Rick
     
  3. ChaseBallard

    ChaseBallard bushwhacker

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    small Olive Thinmint (woolly bugger tied with flash)
    Foam Ant
    Royal Wulf
    Iron Blue Dun (can be a great mosquito imitation)
    Beadhead Pheasant Tails for days

    As mentioned above, soft hackles can be great too. But if I'm fishing wet flies I usually just throw shiny stuff, these alpine lake or small stream trout see so few flies they will go nuts for a flash.

    Also Teenage Entomologist if you're interested in the subject I wrote up some tips on fishing alpine lakes in the Northwest for a guide buddies website awhile back. Not that it's a difficult game to figure out:

    http://riptidefish.com/hiking-for-mountain-trout-in-the-pacific-northwest/
     
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  4. Codioos

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    No Stimulators!? :eek:
     
  5. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    I love Stimmy's
     
  6. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    I only made one change.
     
  7. Salmo_g

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    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.

    Sg
     
  8. yarnie
    corkie
    heavi bead
    powerbait synthetic salmon roe
     
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  9. jake-e-boy

    jake-e-boy No mas

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    no pink worm?
     
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  10. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    EHC
    SJW
    Zebra nymph
    Copper john
    Royal Wulff
     
  11. Matthew LeBret

    Matthew LeBret Active Member

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    No love for the Renegade :eek: KILLER on small trout water

    Adams
    Renegade
    pmd
    irresistible
    yellow jacket
     
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  12. JoshL98

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    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
     
  13. Alexander

    Alexander Fishon

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    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. :)
     
  14. astrofisher

    astrofisher Clear Skies

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    Royal Wulff
    PMD
    BWO
    Partridge and orange soft hackle
    Olive Wolly Bugger
     
  15. Krusty

    Krusty Krusty Old Effer

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    Olive Willy
    Renegade
    Wooly Worm
    BiVisible
    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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