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    Greenwell's Glory, Yellow Sally, Kate McLaren, Butcher, Professor, Wickham's Fancy, March Brown, Jock Scott, Silver Invicta, ........

    Maybe you should introduce yourself, They might improve your trout fishing.
    Korrie Broos

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    The CLASSICS! Very nice.

    You forgot the Black Phantom (the original one that is)
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    Kate McLaren kills the dullstroom stockies better than a blob! but all those flies are brilliant

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    Any fly kills a stocky, as long as you keep it moving. So !! in my view, go back to basics.
    DAVE
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    Quote Originally Posted by poppernel View Post
    Any fly kills a stocky, as long as you keep it moving. So !! in my view, go back to basics.
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    Don't forget the Connemara Black, Alexandra, the traditional Invicta, Wickham's Fancy and the Royal Coachman (wet). The 1st three make up my three favourite classic flies and are good trout catching flies, despite being very out of fashion I would think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catman View Post
    Hi Korrie

    Must admit I am partial to using Traditional Trout Wet Flies, especially a Kate McLaren (both traditional & sunburst) Kingfisher Butcher, Pearly & Black Pennels & the Dunkeld.

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    Alex,
    Lovely flies, I am sure they are all 100% the same, immaculately tied.

    For those who have not seen Alex's fly boxes, really impressive.
    Korrie Broos

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinM View Post
    Don't forget the Connemara Black, Alexandra, the traditional Invicta, Wickham's Fancy and the Royal Coachman (wet). The 1st three make up my three favourite classic flies and are good trout catching flies, despite being very out of fashion I would think.
    Hi Justin
    Ass you mentoned, all half decent fly fishers in the UK and Europe will have a a good number of the classics in his fly box, as they are gauranteed to catch you a fish on a difficult day.
    Korrie Broos

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    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
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    Ironically a friend from the Maclear side was here yesterday morning, and we spoke about the traditional wet flies, and why people still fished them and why not. We come to some sort of conclusion (probably way off), but it goes something like this ...

    Mostly those style flies were fished on intermediate/sinking lines, and the flies themselves are/were most likely unweighted, and fished as a single fly. Nowadays we fished with floating lines and weighted flies, and multiple flies as well. When we do fish an unweighted fly, it's with a weighted dropper fly to get it to the zone, or with putty or splitshot. Not sure if this was done in the "old days"?

    So when people fish the wets these days, they pretty much fish them with floating lines etc, don't get into the zones, and therefore don't take a lot of fish. So it's probably (in our quessed opinions) a matter of not fishing these unweighted flies in the zone. Just a guess.
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    When i lived in Scotland, i would often start with a little traditional if the wind was blowing, and pull it just under the surface, creating a wake. The method hammered the fish! not only in the stillwaters, but also in the rivers! I have alot of respect for these flies, many dont believe they work, however, if they are fished right, they really pull fish.

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