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The essentials
« on: December 11, 2006, 21:22:54 PM »
:?: Hi chaps just paid my membership to join the ADAA so going to take my first steps into fishing the river for trout.I was wondering what flies are a must to be in my fly box wet and dry and what sort of size.Going to purchase some flee's over new year as santa (the wife) leaving a Somers gift voucher in my stocking.



Sandy Nelson

The essentials
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2006, 21:49:04 PM »

Waterhen bloas size 12-14
Greenwells glory wets /dries size 12-14
Grey duster dry size 14-16
Black spider size 14-16
Orange quill dry size 14-16
Olive quill dry size 14-16
March Brown wets size 12-14
Butcher wets size 12-14
Adams dry size 12-16
Snipe and purple size 14-16
Hares ear nymphs size 12-16

If i were buying flies, thats what i'd buy for a season on the Don after trout
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King Monkey

The essentials
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2006, 08:21:52 AM »
I hope to do the same by venturing out on the Don next year so those list of flees are in my notebook!



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