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Getting Back Into Fly Fishing

Its been 20 years since I fly fished and am going to give it a shot again this year. Mostly stockie Trout and Smallmount on streams. My go to flies were Hares Ears, Pheasant Tails, and Zug Bugs in 14 & 16 for trout and Wooley Buggers in all sizes depending on what I was fishing for.

I'm sure a lot has changed since I last fished. Any advice on flies and tippet sizes would be greatly appreciated. I'm using an 8' 5/6 wt rod. Thanks.
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Mods, pleas move to proper thread. Thanks.
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Mods, pleas move to proper thread. Thanks.
No need, unless you meant to post it on the Fly Fishing Forum. The fly fishers read and post on both forums.
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Trout still like those patterns you mentioned. Sort of on the newer end that I really like are tungsten beaded nymphs and tungsten beaded wooly buggers. The weight of the tungsten gets your selection down fast to where the fish are especially in early season. When fishing wooly buggers I like to do short strips which puts good action into the wooly buggers, just love to feel the strike.

Been using the strike indicator thingamcbobber when fishing nymphs. Just the slightest pick up is detected especially when I use the pink which is easily seen my my aging eyes.

I like tapered tippets and use sizes of 4 xthru 7 xand anywhere from 4lb down to 2 lb test. I go with the heavier tippet in early season especially if I am fishing where there are good chances of hooking onto some heavy fighters. Later in season when fishing drys I go to the 6 and 7 x tippets.

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Trout still like those patterns you mentioned. Sort of on the newer end that I really like are tungsten beaded nymphs and tungsten beaded wooly buggers. The weight of the tungsten gets your selection down fast to where the fish are especially in early season. When fishing wooly buggers I like to do short strips which puts good action into the wooly buggers, just love to feel the strike.

Been using the strike indicator thingamcbobber when fishing nymphs. Just the slightest pick up is detected especially when I use the pink which is easily seen my my aging eyes.

I like tapered tippets and use sizes of 4 xthru 7 xand anywhere from 4lb down to 2 lb test. I go with the heavier tippet in early season especially if I am fishing where there are good chances of hooking onto some heavy fighters. Later in season when fishing drys I go to the 6 and 7 x tippets.
Thanks for the input. Made it up to Cabelas Saturday and got most of what I needed to start with beaded Wooly Buggers. Still need to get some more, they're stock was a bit depleted. If this takes I might have to start tying again, flies aren't cheap anymore. I noticed the store has been cleaned quite a bit. I wasn't impressed with it the last few times I was there.
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I use to like their fly tying supply selection when it was just Cabela's. Have not been there since Bass Pro took over. Two hour drive from my home.

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