7' rod max with 4-5lbs leader line is enough for brookies... If you go with a bigger rod you will catch more trees than fishthanks for the tips guys.
Just wondering what length of leader I should use. 8' rod with 6lb line
hey guys got my first fly rod what 5 flies would you buy first i like to fish for trout in the river by my house ive only used bait any help would be great also what size fly thanksThe best place i've always found for the big boys, has always been were u see white thick foam pushed against over hanging logs. Theres always a few big guys waitin to hit a fly. Flyfishing is the best and i always keep two flies inside the front lip of my ball cap, the olive wooly bugger bead head and a green machine. Never know u may misplace ur flies but u never forget were your hat is.
Adamshey guys got my first fly rod what 5 flies would you buy first i like to fish for trout in the river by my house ive only used bait any help would be great also what size fly thanks
Ummm....Adams and Hendrickson ARE mayflies.Adams...
and for sure mayflies (size 12-16 usually is good)
Note: (I always have a couple different variations and size)
thank you guys very muchUmmm....Adams and Hendrickson ARE mayflies.Regardless,pretty good selection.
I'd have a hard time whittling down my flyboxes to just 5 patterns,especially in summertime with so many potential hatches to match,but if I really had to......
#1-Black Woolybugger(#8)-great for searching new waters and probing familiar pools alike,swung wet,streamer stripped,dead drift,nymphed,trolled,dangled,even ginked up and fished dry....there's no wrong way to fish it and it takes all but the most selectively feeding trout.Represents leaches,worms,baitfish.....yumm.
#2-Marabou Muddler(#6-10)-most of the same attributes as the lowly bugger,swung wet,stripped,trolled,dangled downstream....makes a decent hopper imitation fished dry.Imitates a variety of small baitfish,smaller sizes are deadly on smallish trout streams.
#3-Adams,Hendrickson....some other generic/non-specific type of mayfly pattern?sz 10-18....represents most mayflies "close enough" for greedy brookies....size is more important than color imho.
#4-black and/or brown stonefly nymphs,sz 4-12-common in most streams year round,excellent for probing the depths(nymphing)for in-active fish.Larger sizes are good size,tempting mouthful to move lazy trout.
#5-Elk Hair Caddis,sz 12-18,tans and greens(#16 tan if I had to pick just one?)-will cover most Caddis hatches "close enuf" for brookies.
Burdocks look like bombers except they have a thin floss body(red,green,brown,orange etc.) instead of spun deer hair and they have more wraps of hackle.Can you post a pic of this fly or describe it, i would like to try some but boiestown is to far to travel and may allready ya one in the tackle box.