As you’ve read in previous posts, I’ve been tying flies lately. It’s that time of year for me. And I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. I’ve finished my fly tying commitments for now, which includes filling orders and tying a few Mercer’s Poxyback Green Drake nymphs in the last week. So the question now is, what flies to tie next?
I’ve got a few more nymphs to complete before I move on to what I should tie next.
So that got me thinking. What were the most popular flies my clients purchased or I fished in 2018?
This year’s top fly was my RiverKeeper Soft Hackle Cripple. I tied almost 37 dozen to imitate BWO’s, PMD’s, and Green Drakes.
Next on the list with 31 dozen were Sparkle Duns tied to imitate BWO’s, Callibaetis, PMD’s, and Green Drakes.
A Clark’s Lady Stone (6 dozen) worked very well during the Salmonfly and Golden Stone hatch.
And last, but not least, is Beetle Bailey (over 5 dozen)
If you look at all these flies, what comes to mind is that simple, well-tied flies catch fish.
I think I just made my list for the next couple of months.