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what flys for just starting out fly fish for trout

So guys gander by me is closing.. so flys will be better priced soon.
That means it pushed my time line up a lot.
I am going to start fly fishing this spring and was going to put together a simple box for of say 20-30 fly's.
But i have no idea what i'm looking for or needing.
I was planing on getting a class or some help with this issue this coming spring.
The prices are going to be too good to pass up.
So please give a little help.

so simple fly's streamers an such for trout??
maybe a few for bass and just in case they get really good prices.. steel head.
rod i have a St Crox 5 wt i beleive and a 8 wt.
Thank you for your time and help
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Re: what flys for just starting out fly fish for trout

for trout I'd try to get gold ribbed hare's ear nymphs and muddler minnow streamer of some variation. For dry flies, I like badger spiders and quill gordon (mayfly imitations). Size 14 and 16s would be a good start. I wouldn't go too small to start.

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Re: what flys for just starting out fly fish for trout

Depending on price and quality of the gander flies, you maybe able to pick up some online in the .50-1 range that would be equivalent quality wise to the big box store prices. In my experience gander has always been a bit high on prices. So keep that in mind when shopping.

For streamers:
1. Woolly buggers with or without bead/cone head in black, brown, olive. A black Woolly bugger with gold cone head is my favorite for high stained water. White is also a good color and I have caught several fish in lower water
2. I like zonkers or slump busters as well. They just seem to work.

Nymphs
I spend a lot of time fishing nymphs. To start I would try to find nymphs with or without a beadhead but I prefer a beadhead nymph.
1. Pheasant tail nymphs or any variation on the pheasant tail pattern.
2. Hare's ear nymph
3. Prince nymph or any of the variants
4. midge nymph. There are a lot of midge patterns and they all work such as zebra midge or brassie patterns.
5. baetis nymph
6. stone fly patterns.
7. cooper johns

Dries
I dont fish dries much so I only have a basic selection
1. Parachute Adams or Adam variant
2. Elk Hair Caddis
3. Simulator patterns.

Terrestrials
1. ants
2. beetles
3. Grass hoppers
4. Squirmy wormy
6. San juan worm


I know that is a lot but most of those patterns will work most of the time. I dont believe any on that list are hatch specific they are anywhere anytime searching patterns. I am sure I missed a few but those are my favorites. I havnt been fly fishing long but from what I have been told and observed with alot of fishing this year, that is my favorites list. I have way, way, way more patterns in my box but I caught a cabelas sale where they flies were $.50 each and I stocked up.

As for bass, your trout streamers woolly buggers, zonkers, slump busters will work. I would add a few poppers and some clouser minnows.

Have fun shopping and remember gander is selling popular fly patterns and for the most part you cant go too wrong with anything that is there. Also many patterns have variations and they work don't be afraid to pick up a psycho prince or formerly known as prince pattern since they are based on the prince nymph pattern, etc.
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Re: what flys for just starting out fly fish for trout

Forgot to mention that the rods you have are perfectly suited for what you want to fish for, the 5wt for trout, the 8wt for bass. I'm not sure what wt rod is appropriate for steelhead but I wouldn't hesitate to use the 8wt.
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Re: what flys for just starting out fly fish for trout

I would add some eggs in size 14 for both stocked trout and steelhead both.

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Re: what flys for just starting out fly fish for trout

Good call on the egg patterns. I totally forgot about those.
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Re: what flys for just starting out fly fish for trout

so online places have these fly's for $1.00 or less..
is that single or double packs??
that will be hard to find local at that price.
i might as well just order some online and save my self the hassle.
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Re: what flys for just starting out fly fish for trout

You can try riverbum and flystop for good flies at a reasonable price online .....Flies I would also add to the list are Blue Winged Olives and Sulfurs other than those the list above is a great starting point
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Re: what flys for just starting out fly fish for trout

The online places are $1.00 or less per individual fly. Most have free shipping after you spend a certain amount.

Big Y fly Co and Flyshack were recommended to me when I started.
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