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DdotsonJanuary 9th, 2009, 4:02 pm
Charlotte, NC

Posts: 3
bead head pheasant tail
viagra caddis
bead head hares ear
griffith gnat
bead head prince nymph
fly fishing brings normal people to beautiful places
Shawnny3January 9th, 2009, 4:13 pm
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
viagra caddis

Is this for men who can no longer bring themselves to use a Green Weenie?

Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
PigDushJanuary 9th, 2009, 5:14 pm

Posts: 6
A perfectly timed thread!

I have been scowering my available resources of late to find a selection of flies that I might be able to put together before I get out to a stream to flick my first fly around. Although I am sure some of the flies mentioned will require a little more effort to use correctly for a beginner, though I will be monitoring this thread intently!

MartinlfJanuary 9th, 2009, 6:24 pm
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3161
Hey Shawn, I think the viagra caddis is for those who have a curly worm that needs to be straightened out.

(Taxon, now there's nothing naughty here: Shawn has a weenie fly of his own design, the C.W.)
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
DSFlymanJanuary 9th, 2009, 6:47 pm
Posts: 13Parachute adams
Parachute hopper
PT flashback BH
Hare's Ear BH flash back
wooly bugger
DS Flyman
Shawnny3January 10th, 2009, 7:07 am
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
Well said, Louis, though I resent your reducing my Curly Worm to a limp Sinking Inchworm - that caused a droop in my attitude, so to speak.

Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
MartinlfJanuary 10th, 2009, 10:50 am
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3161
Couldn't resist the joke, Shawn. Head out to catch a few browns and bows in the spot we discussed--that'll bring your spirits right back up.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Shawnny3January 10th, 2009, 3:40 pm
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
I didn't mean precisely that my spirits were down, but I suppose that is a necessary consequence...

Nevertheless, I will try to follow your sage advice. I'll let my wife read your suggestion. You are a doctor, aren't you, Louis?

Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
MartinlfJanuary 11th, 2009, 9:01 am
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3161
Yes I am Shawn, and that's my prescription. You may even tell your wife that it's a medical emergency and you must follow Dr.'s orders or suffer dire consequences.

Now, for my 6 flies to bring this thread back in line:

Elkhair Caddis
Adams Irresistible
Foam Beetle
Beadhead Walt's Worm (or Hairy Honeybug)
Sinking Inchworm (honeybug or not)
Muskrat cress bug

I assume from the challenge post that there's no floatant, hence this choice for dries.

"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
PatcrisciFebruary 20th, 2009, 9:17 am
Lagrangeville, NY

Posts: 119
Here are my six choices (in no particular order)
elk hair caddis, tan #16
hairwing royal coachman #12
parachute adams #14
gold-ribbed hare's ear #14
picket pin #10
muddler minnow #8

Pat Crisci
GreenghostFebruary 21st, 2009, 5:03 am
New Brunswick

Posts: 23
Black BH Wooleybugger #8
Olive BH Wooleybugger #8
Black WB #10
Olive WB #10
Marabou muddler #10
Carter's bug #8

How about just one fly?If I can't find wild brookies with a bLK BH WB....there's probably none to be found?
MartinlfAugust 8th, 2009, 11:08 am
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3161
I'm just bumping this back up due to a question in another thread.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
WbranchAugust 8th, 2009, 1:02 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2724

It is said that those crooked #2 worm hooks can really cause damage to trout because of the hook geometry. I stopped using them years ago base on reading about how some trout were impaled so deeply that they were bledding profuselty. Hopefully your comment is meant to be amusing and you aren't out there singlehandedly decimating the MT wild trout poulation with your snag hooks.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Cdcaddis18August 8th, 2009, 1:08 pm
Huntington, PA

Posts: 16
My six flies are all presented with my 13' centerpin rod and my Islander reel;

Live stonefly nymph (on #16 TMC 100)
Live caddis fly pupa (same as above)
Live dragonfly nymph (same as above)
Live burrower nymph (if available)
#16 BH pheasant tail
#18 BH tan caddis pupa

AtkinspwAugust 9th, 2009, 10:19 am
Posts: 1In a small Western Creek I would use the following:

1. Red Copper John with Rubber Legs
2. Baetis (BWO) Emerger
3. Pink Albert Emerger
4. PMD sz. 18-20 Dun
5. Dave's Hopper (Yellow)
6. Grey Adam's sz. 20
Jmd123August 10th, 2009, 12:42 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2531
Best six of my entire life, not necessarily in order:

1)Elk-hair caddis;
2)White Wulff;
3)Royal Wulff;
5)Woolly Bugger;
6)Killer Bass Fly.

These are my six go-to flies, cold waters or warm waters.

There's my 2 cents worth.

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
KinzuaAugust 10th, 2009, 8:24 pm

Posts: 20
Let's see, survival flies?

vernile worm
sucker spawn
black wooley bugger
white marabou streamer
all white may fly and some coloring pens
FlyjunkieOctober 7th, 2009, 8:46 pm
Chumash Country

Posts: 1
I'd choose the following:

Adams Parachute

Hares ear parachute

Olive Elk hair caddis

Robo PT

Partridge & orange

BH Black Wooly Bugger

Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride..." ~ Hunter S. Thompson
JADOctober 8th, 2009, 2:44 am
Alexandria Pa

Posts: 362
Good picks their Flyjunkie. Welcome to the forum.


They fasten red (crimson red) wool around a hook, and fix onto the wool two feathers which grow under a cockís wattles, and which in colour are like wax.
Radcliffe's Fishing from the Earliest Times,
Aaron7_8October 11th, 2009, 11:36 am
Helena Montana

Posts: 115
Mine would be:

Gold ribbed Bead Head Hares Ear
Bead Head Pheasant Tail
Parachute Adams
Wooly Bugger
Zug Bug

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