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Derek Roxborough

one fly to catch them all
« on: January 02, 2018, 15:27:09 PM »
 So then which one would it be? remember the Romans were supposed to have used a red wool body and a feather from a cockerels neck , essentially a red palmer, no mention of any other fly. choice of 3 materials So, What would keep your interest up?. Derek Roxborough

Terry Coging

Re: one fly to catch them all
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 16:23:52 PM »
The 'one' fly for me would be the Montana nymph. Hugely versatile.

Dave Robb

Re: one fly to catch them all
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 16:24:08 PM »
If we’re talking trout, it surely has to be a pheasant tail nymph as the best all rounder?

I really can’t think of another pattern where it almost comes with a guarantee.  Rivers, lochs, fisheries, it does the business everywhere.

I do like a Black Pennel though and that would be a close second.


Liam Stephen

Re: one fly to catch them all
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2018, 17:38:35 PM »
Ptn!  :z16

Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Derek Roxborough

Re: one fly to catch them all
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2018, 20:42:07 PM »
 I've caught more on a Black pennel than I ever have on a PTN, :z8 Derek Roxborough

Derek Mckay

Re: one fly to catch them all
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2018, 21:10:30 PM »
Ptn here as well.

Bryan Redd

Re: one fly to catch them all
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2018, 03:32:23 AM »
I've caught more on a Black pennel than I ever have on a PTN, :z8 Derek Roxborough

Derek,  Do you fish the Black Pennel only in  stillwaters, or in rivers too?

Cheers,

Bryan

Derek Roxborough

Re: one fly to catch them all
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2018, 06:00:11 AM »
 I am essentially a loch fisher, very rarely get the chance to fish rivers , although I caught trout in the Tirry on a Zulu,  :z14  Derek Roxborough

Eddie Sinclair

Re: one fly to catch them all
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2018, 07:47:27 AM »
Hares lug
As Shakespeare said, it is better to have hooked and lost than never to have hooked at all.

Derek Roxborough

Re: one fly to catch them all
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2018, 12:35:52 PM »
 thinking about it , and being a wet fly fisher, it would have to be a Solwick, Derek Roxborough

James Laraway

Re: one fly to catch them all
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2018, 15:55:06 PM »
for me the choice would come down to 2 flies...

a close second would be a gold head hare's ear nymph

...wait for it....

 first choice would be a humungous ( preferably black with orange dumbell eyes) !

Why ? They will catch browns and 'bows. Stocked and wild. Will tempt trout from big to small in rivers and lochs - and all the way through the season...

none of the namby-pampy stuff for me...

Rob Brownfield

Re: one fly to catch them all
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2018, 08:38:11 AM »
Define "one fly" :)

I would choose a PTN because I can dress it small, large, long, short, with beads, without beads, with hot spots, with sparkle, with a wing and more.

Is that still "one fly"? :)

I have them large to represent stoneflies, but also with a pearly thorax that, when stripped, looks like a minnow. I have them dressed with a CDC plume to act as an emerger, I have them ties curved to look like a buzzer, of course I have beads to get them down in the river....the list is endless.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Sandy Nelson

Re: one fly to catch them all
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2018, 07:45:08 AM »
Would have to admit to the PTN as well.  :oops

Never been my favourite fly by a long way, but if i had to eat...............

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Allan Liddle

Re: one fly to catch them all
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2018, 09:50:16 AM »
I struggle with one box, never mind one flee :z4

Ok then, maybe DHE, or Dirty Duster, or PearlyHE, or Cow Dung Hopper, Nope it would have to be a Hedgehog, or a Half-hog Hopper, then there''s the Black Nymph, Rubber legged jig, oh French Nymph, PTN, farkit i'll just take the box and decide when i get there  :z4 :z4

Liam Stephen

Re: one fly to catch them all
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2018, 10:33:07 AM »
Allan yours is the squirmy I thought?

 :z18
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

 




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