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.

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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!

If you are a fly tyer, I encourage you to check out my YouTube channel.

I plan to add more fly tying videos in the near future, so you might consider subscribing to my channel where you’ll be notified when a new video is published.

What flies would you like to see me tie in an upcoming YouTube video?

Enjoy…go fish!

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