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Fish24_7September 9th, 2006, 10:39 pm

Posts: 3
im trying to find a good all around fly what dose everyone think personally right now i like an adams it is one of the simpler flies to tie and fishes very well but i would like to know what everyone else thinks
SundulaSeptember 10th, 2006, 10:14 pm
Littleton, Colorado

Posts: 35
I have found that an all around dry is hard to find. This year I have fished the mercury RS2 (created by Pat Dorsey) in sizes #18 - #22 almost all year as a dropper in my two fly rigs I discovered this fly when reading Dorsey's book and gave it a shot. I have fished literally all year with it and I have fooled many trout with it. It is a very simple fly to tie and can be fished at varying depths with different presentatioins. I believe in most situations it is your presentation that will fool the fish, granted there are those times when you will have to "match the hatch", but for a good all around fly this one has been great for me. The recipe:
Hook: TMC 101 #18 - #22
Thread: Light Gray 8/0
Tail: Light Dun Hackle 2/3 body length
Abdomen: Adams Gray
Wing: White Antron or Z-Lon clipped to middle of Abdomen
Thorax: Adams Gray
Bead: Mercury Extra small
TroutnutSeptember 11th, 2006, 1:06 pm
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2737
Interesting Sundula. I've never tried that one -- I'll have to tie one up and give it a shot.

My favorite all-around fly, by far, is the Royal Wulff. It's a pretty generic choice, but it's popular for a reason. I really haven't found anything else that attracts trout so well under a variety of conditions, so it's usually the first dry I try when there's no hatch to match.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
SundulaSeptember 11th, 2006, 6:46 pm
Littleton, Colorado

Posts: 35
I sent you a pic of the fly hope it works as well for you as it has for me. Is there a place on your site to submit fly recipes and pics?
Fish24_7September 14th, 2006, 7:22 pm

Posts: 3
Hey thanks alot i will give them a try and let you know how they work for me and again thanks
TroutnutSeptember 14th, 2006, 7:37 pm
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2737
Thanks for the pic. I'll give that one a try too.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
SofthackleSeptember 21st, 2006, 9:17 am
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Wellsville, NY

Posts: 540
Try something that imitates Baetis. I believe the Adams does, to some extent. Yet, something with a little more olive coloring works better. As a soft-hackle enthusiast, I like a Little Olive Soft-hackle I tie or a Partridge and Olive emerger as tied by Hans Weilenmann.

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