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Thread: Best selection for Stillwater ???

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    Default Best selection for Stillwater ???

    As a “beginner”, I want to set my fly-box for Stillwater with a good panel of flies, but without been lost with thousand of them…
    What is the best to have and when/how to use them ???
    Thanks in advance for your lights guys.

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    a mrs simpson
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    She's always in my box...!

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    Woollybuggers in black, brown and olive (I especially enjoy the speedcop, the black WB with blue flash in the tail) in sizes from about 12 to 8.
    Zonkers are always good...I have had a lot of success with orange. Again olive and black are good colours.
    Red eyed damsels.
    Other naturals like dragons etc.
    Fat nymphs like hare's ears and PTN's work well.

    Yeah. you should catch on those...dunno if that helps?

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by damage View Post
    a mrs simpson
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Simpson View Post
    She's always in my box...!
    Thats the problem right there. It should be the other way round
    Peter

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    Oh wrt retrieves...IMO the best with the WB's is a twitchy retrieve with pauses and then long slow strips etc. you must mix it up and find what the fish are liking. The same with the zonkers. The naturals you can retrieve much slower with a figure 8 retrieve or just very slow strips...What I have found works really well is a team of 2 or 3 nymphs on a floating line fished about 50cm apart with a nice long leader. You cast perpendicular to the wind so that the wind swings your line. With this your nymphs are constantly sinking and the wind is creating the action. You just watch the tip of your line and wait for it to dip...

    Hope that gives you some idea...
    "I see the fly float gently down out of the air and land on target. For less than an instant I think, how can this be? Did I actually do that? But there is no time to contemplate philosophy or magic or the rewards of hard work. A trout is on the move..." - Ed Engle, Fishing Small Flies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buf Aloe View Post
    Thats the problem right there. It should be the other way round
    My thoughts precisely...
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    You guys too fast...my thoughts entirely
    The more you know, the less you need (Aboriginal Australian proverb)

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    You only need one fly - Olive Wooly Bugger Fish it any way, floating, sinking or intermediate line - slow retrieve with a pause.

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    Damsel and dragon patterns
    Parachute Adams for a hatch and dry fly fun
    buzzers
    small nymphs
    minnow patterns
    callibaetis nymphs
    something with orange

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