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I m new to fly fishing and started tying. I live in Mankato and was wondering if any body can give suggestions on what fly to use and ty for trout in near by trout ponds and for bass and panfish?

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M1dwestF1sh

I have only gone out fly fishing once this year due to water levels but I normally hit up the driftless area and the brulé for trout and steelheads. A good fly to start you in tying would be a wollybugger. Its pretty easy to tie once you get the pattern down and depending on the size and color you can catch trout, bass, sunnies, pretty much anything you can think of on it.

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