This week, I have been asked to narrow my fly selection to three nymphs, dry flies, emergers, and streamers with one hand tied behind my back because the guy who wrote the question said that I couldn’t use any of the old standbys (and he even specified them, most of which I would have picked). So I dug deep and also asked my fishing buddy and co-worker Bill Reed to come in and discuss his favorites to see how our lists match. (See both lists below.)
Also in the Fly Box this week are questions about spotting fish in the water, how to keep a trout on the line once you have hooked it, how to spend $1,500 wisely after your first year of fly fishing, and fly-line color. In addition, we have a couple great letters from listeners offering suggestions on eye safety and fishing the UK chalk streams on a budget.
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Tom’s Fly List:
Bill’s Fly List:
Black Quick-Sight Beetle