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    New fly tiers

    Go outside!

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    Re: New fly tiers

    Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail, any parachute.

    Roll up the windows Brian, you're letting the stank out.

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    Re: New fly tiers

    CDC flies are so easy even I can tie them. You don't even need the tails on them. Matter of fact, I cut the tails off on my store purchased flies.

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    Re: New fly tiers

    Sorry, but I would have to go with 5:
    1 - Partridge/Orange Soft hackle
    2 - Fluttering Caddis Dry
    3 - Quill Gordon Dry
    4 - BH Gold ribbed hare's ear
    5 - Black Ghost Streamer

    A lot of basics to learn to apply to tons of patterns. I would skip the deer hair and parachutes until later.

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    Re: New fly tiers

    The reason the wooly bugger is number 1-3 and is taught as a first fly nearly 100% of the time is because it teaches nearly everything you need to tie another pattern. Other than that fly, I'd choose a PT and maybe a elk hair caddis. But the bugger is the key to all the rest IMO.

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    Re: New fly tiers

    Wooly bugger, hares ear, and usual. Runner up: elk hair caddis

    This is a generic list. When you are starting its really about the main types of flies (streamer, nymph and dry) and their proportions. Once you get that down, it's a matter of varying color, materials (and a few techniques). If I knew more about the person -- are they going to go out and purchase high end materials and equipment right away? Have they fished for years and do they have a preference on flies? Are they going to fish certain streams or at a certain time of the year? For example if they have been fishing cane for years and love the catskills, I might go with traditional catskill dries or a royal wulff.


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    Re: New fly tiers

    I think to stick with 3 I would do a hares ear, an adams, and a black ghost


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    Re: New fly tiers

    Hi, First a caddis dry fly with a grey/olive body, 2nd. a Marchbrown, by switching the body color and hackle you have the making of Catskill flies and last GRHE or a pheasant tail in size 16. Just my suggestions. I have caught plenty of trout with these flies and bend the barbs down. Bill the mailman


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    Re: New fly tiers

    Since thee are more than three tying styles, and more than three fishing situations, there are no three "magic" starter patterns.

    For the reasons Brian mentioned above. I'd suggest the WoolyBugger as the first fly.
    After that, just move on to whatever fly you consider most productive for his/her next fishing trip and skill level.


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