10 go to flies
1) PMD sz 14 16 18
2) Hopper patterns , at least 3 different colors
3) Royal trude sz 14"ish"
4) Elk hair caddis sz 12-18 (IN ALL COLORS!)
5) BWOs sz 16-20
6) Prince nymph sz 10-14
7) Cased caddis sz 10-14
Yellow sally sz 10-12
9) PED or Light Hendrickson (I like the para versions) sz 16-20
10) Clarks stone BIG! ( with rubber legs prefureably) sz 8-10
Try the big flies with a dropper, the Prince Nymph works well for me.
Might want to add an 11th fly, a may fly nymph pattern. A pheasant tail in a small size ("18ish") or a small emerger type, both are killer as droppers.
Also the cased caddis with an emerger fished DEEP in a two or three nymph rig is good for the hot mid day times with no hatch on.
This list WILL get you by on most big western rivers.
Last edited by st.croixguy; 07-07-2009 at 04:24 AM.