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skiinglady

Help! What flies should I start with?

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skiinglady

On May 12th, I am going fly fishing down in Whitewater for my first time ever. I have no idea what to bring for flies. I know you are supposed to 'match the hatch' but what if you only own 5 flies and none of them look like what's hatching? Do I need to buy 20 different flies before I get there just to have a hope of catching something?

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Abrams

3 - #14 or #16 or #18 Pheasant Tail nymphs

3 - #14 or #16 Blue Wing Olive

3 - #14 or #16 Adams and Parachute Adams

3 - #16 Elk Hair Caddis

I also like a blond wulff and royal humpy just because they are so buggy looking. Also might want to think about a few duns.

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skiinglady

Thanks for the input. Where might I get said flies?

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Katman

the fly anglers in fridley or bob's fly shop in stillwater. I don't think you can go wrong with hare's ears or some bh nymphs. Ask the local shops! They're very helpful!

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DinkADunk

You mean Bob Mitchell's Fly Shop in Lake Elmo?

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macgruber

that's gotta be the one he means-- there's only three in the metro-- those two and bentley's in bloomington.... all three are great little shops with very helpful folks.....

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Katman

Yup! Sorry...I get lake elmo and stillwater mixed all the time! blush.gif They're just so close together!

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beavflick

i would bring some Bead head damsle nymphs down there also in like a size 16, the elba gas staion also has flys there, if u need some when u are down there

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