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The 21 Flies That Should Be in Your Fly Box

What flies are good for what fish?

DRY FLIES Dry flies and other surface flies represent adult aquatic insects as they emerge from the water. They also represent other food sources that have fallen into the water like grasshoppers or mice. Dry flies are good for trout, panfish and bass.

What type of fly should I use?

Generally, nymphs and dry flies in size 16 to 12 are the most common, but size 20 or 22 dry flies are often used. Streamers in size 6 to 4 tend to be most useful. Varying sizes can sometimes yield great results, but speaking to a local guide or fly shop is always a great way to zero in on the right size and pattern.

  • pheasant tail nymph, parachute adams, wooly bugger, elk hair caddis.
  • hares ear nymph, caddis nymph, blue wing olive, egg flies.
  • san juan worm, prince nymph, crayfish, black stone fly.

Is it easier to catch fish fly fishing?

The most effective fishing method depends both on the type of fish you are trying to catch, the bait you are using, the bait or lure you are using, and your overall skill level. Sometimes fly fishing is better for a target than spin fishing, but there is no overall method that is best.

Is learning to fly fish hard?

As with most things, as long as you’re diligent about practicing your fly fishing technique, you won’t have any problems. That’s the main thing about learning to fly fishing—practice! It’s not that fly fishing is ridiculously difficult; it’s just that it takes dedication.

Why can’t I catch fish fly fishing?

There are several reasons and here are a few, the fish aren’t biting, wrong flies, you scared them, it’s too windy, it’s too hot, it’s too cold, maybe someone just fished here. Everything from the good or bad weather to your location might affect your fishing success. …

What is the point of a fly rod?

A fly rod, at the end of the day, has three purposes. These are: Casting – Like a spin rod, the fly rod allows for the fly line to be cast with power and accuracy. A good fly rod, in combination with good fly casting skills, also allows the fly and fly line to be presented properly – thus avoiding spooking the fish.