Posted by Flyrod on June 13, 1997 at 15:47:52:
In Reply to: Top Ten Summer Time Patterns in No. Ga. posted by RWD on June 12, 1997 at 15:45:11:
My experience is not extensive, but I have a theory that "Top 10" is a bit unnecessary. For stream bred fish, I believe they can't be too picky simply because they don't have a lot of choices! Especially in the summertime, I believe that presentation and location are a lot more important. My experience is that only a few patterns are needed. Personally, I'm partial to a beatle patterns, Adams Parachute, Elk Hair Caddis and maybe a Royal Wulff or Humpy. Once the water warms up enough, I find the stream bred fish tend to look up and a careful approach and presentation at the right places becomes the real key. Small hopppers also work well along with ants, but I must admit a preference for beatles! So my list is more like at "Top 5" but if you want to throw in a few good subsurface patterns, I could get to 10 by including PT, GRHE, Zug Bug, some generic emerger and of course a Woolly Buggar.
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