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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Berks County, Clinton County
Re: Native Stream Fly Suggestions
Native brookies are opportunists - they have to be. They for the most part don't live in very fertile streams and generally hit anything that remotely resembles food.
Have fun with dry flies, especially what they call attractor flies. Royal Wulff, bi-visibles, ant and beetles, it really doesn't matter. Make sure you include my favorite brookie dry fly, the Stimulator, with a yellow or orange body. I tie my own flies, and I eliminate the palmer hackle on my Stimulator pattern, found that it doesn't add anything as a brookie pattern. The original Stimulator pattern was developed out west for the "Salmon Fly" hatch (a large stone fly). Be cautious with your approach and present it well, and they will take it. Don't forget to close the barbs on your hooks - they are very fragile. Hope this helps.