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    whats everyones favorite flies

    hey team, so iv gone a got myself a fly rod. now with no idea what i should be throwing at the trout i want to be catching what would be a good fly to start with?

    iv got a couple of nymph things i was told to use but they haven't been touched yet so thinking maybe i should be using something else.

    cheers

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    Parsons Glory worked for me back in the '70's on lake Taupo around Motuoapa and Stump Bay....
    10MRT shooters do it 60 times, in two directions and at two speeds.

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    Plain old blue bottle blowfly or green beetle when the season is right.

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    Rabbits of the red, yellow or green variety. Green orbit works well in clear water that some Rotorua lakes have.

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    Favourite fly?
    At the moment, dead ones. If they are dead they don't eat my sheep.
    But Pheasant Tail is my favorite nymph.
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    Overkill is still dead.

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    Twilight Beauty (Dry)


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    i like flench flies from local takeaway
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    What sort of water are you fishing and what's your setup?
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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    i like flench flies from local takeaway
    I like flies lice also from the local
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    Pretty good all rounders are #6 or #8 Hamilks killer or Mrs Simpson as they can act as nyph or inanga fished as wet flies. Much depends on the type of water youre fishing, light, depth, lake, stream, shallow, deep, time of day, wind, rain, season and other variables though and thats the intrigue of fly fishing.
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    Certainly not the little bastards buzzing around my bloody living room....
    You can come and collect as many of these buggers you can carry...
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    A lightly weighted nymph will be a year round killer.
    Wet steamers or smelt z patterns for river mouths
    Dry flys for hotter summer days.

    Lift a rock or have a look at what is buzzing around on the day and match it

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    If casting is a bit new to you, try a wet Kakahi Queen & strip it back in over drop offs( Lake ) or on the swing (river). I caught my first few fish that way. Now its Pheasant Tail Nymph 90% of the time or Adams dry when its sunny. Most trout are probably caught on only 4-5 different flies. PT Nymph, Hare & Copper Nymph, blowfly dry, cicada and the old wooly bugger streamer.... most....although others will have better advice /alternatives depending on your specific water fished. Enjoy!
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    nymph...size 12 hare n copper....pheasant tail 12 or 14
    dry...cochybondu and if those pesky flies hanging around I tie it with short squirril tail to be different... deer hair humpy good too.
    wets..wee ones...all sorts loves lure ok,any of the old classics still work
    lures...all the rabbits,fuzzy wuzzy, wooly buggers
    depends on how you fishing...across n down=lure or wee wets
    up and dead drift...dry or nymph

 

 

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