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Allan Liddle

Re: one fly to catch them all
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2018, 22:02:08 PM »
Ginked Squirmy i'll have you know  :wink :wink :z4 :z4 :z4 :z4

Bob Mitchell

Re: one fly to catch them all
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2018, 08:58:12 AM »
Simple black spider. Caught my first fish on it nearer  70 than 60 years ago and it still works.
That just leaves the problem of why I carry a box of favourites.
Bob.

Terry Coging

Re: one fly to catch them all
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2018, 11:08:42 AM »
OK just one fly? How would we define that? Would the fly have to conform with the original published version that became a classic? As Rob Brownfield points out, a ptn can be turned into almost anything. Same with the Montana nymph.
So, given that we can only use three materials and one thread, which would be the one fly?

Derek Roxborough

Re: one fly to catch them all
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2018, 22:19:59 PM »
 If you split some hairs  Terry, you will have that extra material to work with  :X2  Derek Roxborough

Terryll Monroe

Re: one fly to catch them all
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2018, 22:55:22 PM »
All good choices,  no doubt.  But in my part of the world,  there are many favorites,  and you'd get many different answers.

But for me personally,  if it's a dry fly,  and only allowed 3 types of material,  it would definitely be the Renegade.

If it's a nymph,  the Pheasant Tail.  It is probably the most fish producing nymph in Colorado

Dave Medlyn

Re: one fly to catch them all
« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2018, 14:30:52 PM »
For me it has to be the Bibio. It fishes dry or wet in river or lake and it catches trout, salmon and sea trout. It has to be the one fly for all
Cheers
Dave

Steven Sinclair

Re: one fly to catch them all
« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2018, 17:55:22 PM »
Hmmm,

If solely for trout it would be a hare's lug for me. If to cover salmon, seatrout and troots then i'd do with my olds mans modified black pennell.

 :z18

Steven.

Jim Eddie

Re: one fly to catch them all
« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2018, 18:49:12 PM »
Pearly Pennell has been my go to fly for the last few seasons

 :z18

Jim
"Because in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing what they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion."

Kerry Jordan

Re: one fly to catch them all
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2018, 20:24:02 PM »
Double badger, or, as my mate says, dreaming, double beaver 😎

 




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