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: essential flies needed

04-26-2004, 06:48 AM
as many of you know i am a new yorker stuck in wisconsin and every summer i head back east to visit relatives and fish

sadly this year i will be flying and can't bring my tying stuff with me so in the next month or so i need to tie all the flies i'll need for the summer

so i need help in compiling a list of flies for the summer

thanks in advance

John Desjardins
04-26-2004, 08:57 AM
Sean, here are some options.

Call one of the shops local to the Housy or Farmington & see if they have a hatch chart for the time you will be there.
UPS the tying kit to your relatives. Maybe $10.00 each way if shipped by ground.
If all else fails I wouldn't be without wooly buggers, PT nymphs, adams, a caddis pattern, and some assorted terrestrials.

04-26-2004, 09:14 AM
Sean, if you're planning on fishing "fine and far", John's recommendations will suit you well. I'd add a couple of streamer patterns to the list:

Grey Ghost
Black Ghost

All patterns in sizes 10-6

04-26-2004, 04:26 PM
i'm thinking i'll be able to bring my tools and vice along without a problem so if i need to do some tying there i can

also i need to restock my boxes more then i have

this is what i have so far

BH hares ear 12 and 14
clousers blue and olive 2 and 6
adams 14 16
light cahill 14
EHC 14 16
black buggers some cone heads 8 10
pt nymphs 14
muddlers 8
soft hackles 14
BWO 18 20
PMD16 18
stimulators 10
copper johns 14
x caddis 16
comparaduns 18
sulfurs 18
stonefly nymphs 8 10
goddard caddis 14

05-04-2004, 07:56 AM
A New Yorker STUCK in Wisconsin? Man, you are surrounded by some of the best fishing opportunities in America and you sound like you think you're deprived? There are a variety of outstanding flyfishing opportunities for a variety of fish in the Midwest. And you don't have to drive far or fight congested traffic to get to them.

05-04-2004, 07:37 PM
except i'm in racine county as far away as possibly from the flyfishing for trout in wi

05-04-2004, 07:38 PM
oh and the count of flies tied so far is 112 and i started saturday

just satrted on dries yesterday

05-05-2004, 07:41 AM
If you haven't already, check out the Wisconsin DNR web site under Places to Fish. It will lead you to trout stream maps in a large number of Wisconsin counties. I think you'll be surprised by the number of opportunities you have and that the required travel distance is minimal.

05-05-2004, 08:13 AM
Looks like you've got it pretty well covered to me. Maybe add a couple parachute adams or parachute hare's ears. You can always stop by the shop and pick a few local patterns if needed.

05-05-2004, 05:22 PM
well the dates are set flying out there the 30 of june and leaving august 27

john we have to meet this year as we didn't have the chance to last summer