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Essential Trout Fly Selection for North Carolina

 

Essential Trout Fly Patterns for

Western North Carolina

 

 

Fly Selection

 


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   For those of you who are just now entering the sport of fly fishing and thus, are in need of a proper fly selection to get you started, the following list of flies are patterns that are the most essential for you to have in your first fly box.

 

Dry flies-

Attractors:

  • Royal Stimulator - size 10
  • Yellow Stimulator - size 10
  • Olive Stimulator - size 10
  • Orange Elk Hair Caddis - size 12
  • Yellow Elk Hair Caddis - size 12
  • Olive Elk Hair Caddis - size 12
  • Red Wulff - size 10
  • Grizzly Wulff Yellow - size 10
  • Eastern Green Drake - size 10
  • Royal Wulff (red) - size 12
  • Carolina Wulff (yellow) - size 12
  • Tennessee Wulff (green) - size 12

 

Imitators:

  • Light Cahill - size 12,14
  • Sulphur Dun - size 12,14
  • Blue Winged Olive - size 12,14
  • Adams Female - size 12,14
  • March Brown - size 12,14
  • Black Gnat - size 12,14

 

Nymphs-

  • B. H. Pheasant Tail - size 14,16
  • B.H. Prince Nymph 14,16 B. H. Hare’s Ear

          a. Natural - size 14,1

          b. Olive - size 14,16

          c. Black - size 14,16

  • Kaufman’s Stone

          a.  Golden - size 10,12

          b. Olive - size 10,12

          c. Black - size 10,12

 

Streamers-

  • B.H. Wooly Bugger

a. Green - size 8,10

b. Brown - size 8,10

c. Black - size 8,10

  • Crayfish - size 8,10
  • Muddler Minnow - size 8,10

 

 

 

 

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