Sunday, February 3, 2013

Five Different Wet Fly Patterns Ready For a Take!!

I just got my new shipment of wet flies in today from Flydeals and can’t wait to get on the water with them soon. The guys there do an excellent job tying up any pattern one might come up with. I placed an order for 60 wet flies in five different patterns. The minimum order one can place with this company is five dozen, but for 31.00 bucks including shipping, I think I got a pretty good deal. I want to use them mainly as a dropper off some of the dries I will be fishing when the tailrace water recedes. There are more dries and nymphs used on the tailrace as opposed to the wet flies, so these patterns might give me an edge. The rain has caused the lake to rise above the full pool, causing the generators to practically run 24/7. The five patterns below are going to be my go-to wet flies come Spring. Flydeals included a quote with each fly pattern for this order; I thought you guys might enjoy the widsom.
Black Peacock Spider size 14
Quote: Listen to the sound of the river and you will get a trout. Irish Proverb
Brown Hackle Peacock size 12
Quote: Standing in a cool stream with a mountain range or meadow nearby, fly rod in hand, is the way God meant mankind to live. Jon Margolis
 Hawthron size 10
Quote: Calling Fly Fishing a hobby is like calling Brain Surgery a job. Paul Schullery
Partridge Orange size 14
Quote: If people concentrated on the really important things of life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.
Doug Larson
Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Wet size 16
"To him, all good things"--trout as well as eternal salvation come by grace, and grace comes by art, and art does not come easy. Norman Maclean
Please feel free to offer any other patterns you think might work on this pressured tailrace


Brk Trt said...

You have chosen some great patterns.
That brown hackle peacock is a wonderful brookie fly. I've taken brookies in both stream and pond with that fly.

Anonymous said...

Bill, great to see you thinking some wet fly's for the tailrace. I hope they give you the edge. That Partridge and Orange, Pheasant Tail, and the Brown Hackle Peacock should drive a few trout nuts!

Bill said...

Fishing wet flies is one of the things I want to get more into this year. Those are some nice looking flies and I'm sure they'll serve you well.

Feather Chucker said...

I love soft hackles. The problem I have is too many flies. It doesn't really matter if you carry 100 flies if you're only going to fish 5-6 each time. It's usally the same 5-6 too.

cofisher said...


I have to say that I also like your choices. I can see some success on your tailrace. Keep us posted.

Bill Trussell said...

The hackle peacock is my favorite, can't wait to try it. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

I have been luck in on dries and nymphs for the past couple of years and thought I would give the wets a try; I feel pretty good about this selection. thanks for the comment

Carp Aficionado said...

Great flies Bill. I know a few guys that won't use anything but a brown-hackle peacock up on the Hiwassee. That fly is a killer.

Bill Trussell said...

I know you have had success with the wet patterns and I hope to as well come Spring. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

I totally agree with a few patterns; everyone on this tailrace fishes pretty much the same patterns all the time. I am trying to go against the grain so to speak and try something that is used very little--wet flies--as for the 60 flies in the order, well by the time my son and son-in-law goes through their share of the 60 there are not many left for me. Thanks for the comment

Blake said...

should treat you well for either bluegill or trout, hope they treat you well!

Bill Trussell said...

The brown hackle is the one I will begin to use first. I have had a number of positive comments about this fly—thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Changing tactics is always fun especially if you are one of the very few who is trying out a new pattern on a given stream or tailrace. This place is dries and nymph heaven. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

I got the bluegill flies that will work, now to get these wets to work magic for me on the tailrace. thanks for the comment

dead fisher said...

Great selection of flies Bill. Blake is right, they would kill on still water.

Bill Trussell said...

Can't wait to get on the water with them. Thanks for the comment