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Old 05-09-2011, 08:30 PM
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What's in your fly box?

As a continuation of what Paxton began I thought if people showed us what flies they rely on most it would be of benefit to all. This is not meant to be a gallery of flies that can be displayed in shadow boxes, rather it should be the flies that catch fish, be they simple things or complex, let's see them and learn. There is an old tradition of secrecy about flies, I hope it's dead, there is absolutely no correlation between how many fish you catch and whether the guy down the way knows what fly you are using, but there is a possibility that you will catch more fish if you know what he's using, I hope you can follow that thought.

So here are a few of the flies that I pick from, since I'm mostly a daytime fisherman there isn't much flash. The sand eels, crab and flounder are weighted with wire and I add spit shot on the leader if needed.

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Old 05-10-2011, 12:26 PM
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Very useful post Jon

Thanks for sharing

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Thanks Jon...great idea and addition to our members' recent activities/sharing.
When I get a chance, I will "discribe" what I use and why, until I get up to speed re posting pics.
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thanks so much for sharing. you guys have givin me some pause and re-consider the flies I'm going to use on the flats. I generally put flash on my flies as I'm either fishing at night or on the beach in rough surf. I think I need to re-consider my approach on the flats. I haven't had great success (OK, very LITTLE success) on the flats, even though I've seen fish and put some casts to them. I'm heading up June 8th-10th and just chomping at the bit to get on the flats. I'll post some pics too when I try some other options. thanks again. I REALLY need to meet you guys. I'd say the most informed and innovative tyers/fishers I've seen.
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And how do you tie that crab fly...
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And how do you tie that crab fly...
I'll put instructions up on the striper flies section.
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Wink sea-phood buffet...

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Pete,
Thanks tons, maybe we'll get few more on board now. BTW nice flies, you can ignore the shadow box comment!
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Well I checked my chest pak to see what was in my box.

If Pete's are the seafood buffet mine are the busboy's delight!

I tried to capture the well stained patina of the chest pak but I don't have the foto skillz of youz guyz.
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Well I checked my chest pak to see what was in my box.

If Pete's are the seafood buffet mine are the busboy's delight!

I tried to capture the well stained patina of the chest pak but I don't have the foto skillz of youz guyz.
Looks like it just came from the Orvis store, maybe you can give us the order code?
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Go-to flies... Note, no crab files

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Box that I'm filling for the clave.

Spring Flats, ocean surf and canal
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Leaf Two

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Bruce, those white/red necked (no pun intended ) flies would work real well on snook as well!
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Bruce and Jim,
Thanks for putting up your flies, all really nice. Think you got enough there Jim, I'd be nervous! Anyway, great to see what you rely on, interesting to see the predominant colors. Can't wait to get on the water.
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Jim...those are impressive and creative!!!!....like all of them, esp the 1st box - olive deer hair over olive hackle...interesting tie. Question: 2nd box...the 2 tan ones in upper left hand corner....sandeels or silversides or????? I do believe you are prepared...may the fish reward your obvious efforts and time!
Jon.......great thread!!!

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