After Tuesday’s outing I was wondering on the way home; what would be the top five flies that most trout fishermen would pick to fish anywhere in the
, regardless of the hatch? My top five would be a
little heavy on the dry side starting with: United States
My number one choice for going down under would have to be the tungsten bead head Zebra Midge in sizes 18 and smaller.
The Pheasant Tail is my second choice in size 14 and 16, again tungsten bead head
My third fly would have to be the Griffiths Gnat, this little jewel works for me when nothing else is happening on top---size 18 and smaller
The famous Mayfly in size 14 and 16 is an awesome dry for me on the Caney Fork in Tennessee and has also produced on the Sipsey tailrace
My last is another awesome dry pattern called the Bomber. This fly resembles the Parachute Adams, but has more hackle and stays afloat longer. This fly is tied by Alan at Small Stream Reflections, he has landed lots of brook trout with this one pattern.