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: Which are best

07-22-2004, 11:15 PM
If you could only use 5 flys to fish a western river with 'bows to 8 lbs which would they be?

What about lakes?

07-23-2004, 05:27 AM
One would be a sculpin pattern in my 5... 8# rainbows have a 'dark side'.

Dble Haul
07-23-2004, 07:49 AM
I would also include a freshwater scud/shrimp pattern....many of the fish out there get that big buy feasting on such creatures.

07-23-2004, 09:01 AM
#3 would have to be a woolybuger, probably black and olive.

07-23-2004, 09:34 AM
What time of year would this be?

07-23-2004, 11:41 AM
bugger, muddler, stimulator, hare's ear, dark stonefly

John Desjardins
07-23-2004, 01:35 PM
I'm similar to Dewey: Bugger, muddler, PT nymph, Stone fly & a bushy dry that can be trimmed to match almost any profile.

07-23-2004, 05:30 PM
Sculpin or muddler, black stonefly nymph, tan (or better yet golden brown) elk hair caddis, grasshopper, Royal Wullf. This assume you will be fishing during mid-June to mid-September.

07-23-2004, 05:52 PM
SJW, RS2, midge stuff, BHPT, copper john

08-04-2004, 12:05 AM
A mix of small and big

big: double bunny, sculpins, hoppers
small: zebra midges, small emerger patterns to match the hatch ie PMD...ect...