Many fly fishers carry around way more flies than they’ll ever need for a single trip, and there’s always interest in ways to lighten the load. If you had a few flies that you could always count on, you wouldn’t have to pack so many boxes, right?
In this short video, John Herzer–owner of Blackfoot River Outfitters in Missoula, Montana–walks us through his four work-anywhere patterns. You might be surprised by a couple of his choices, and I love his response to those who object to the SJW: “That’s great . . . because I just caught more fish than you did.”
Here are John’s Fab Four: