I’m in a period of transition from fishing a lot to the fly tying vise. It’s a few days earlier than most years. I say someone throws the weather switch on November 1 and dry fly fishing changes dramatically. This year, the weather changed in two days and daytime highs of mid-70’s have been replaced with highs in the 50’s and next week are forecast to be in the 40’s. I decided to go back to see which dry flies were successful for me during our summer fly fishing adventures. Below you’ll find my top twelve dry flies.
I think I’m old school because I fish the same, reliable flies year after year. There’s a reason for that…they just work.
Sparkle Duns are the first dry fly I tie on my leader. I tie and fish them in multiple sizes and colors.
Here are a few other Mayfly patterns that worked too.
Now for three effective Caddis patterns.
And three others.
I could easily add a few other flies, but these worked so well I’ll just stop at a dozen.
The fish seemed to like them as well!
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