Hot Spring 2018 Flies

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Hot Spring 2018 Flies

Post by Twism86 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:17 pm

Admitidly spring flies, particularly dry flies are not my strong point. So what are the hot flies everyone likes to tie for the spring season that should see some action? I still nymph early season with your standard pheasant tail and hares ear flies but I know many others will get fish on the line!
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Re: Hot Spring 2018 Flies

Post by MR.MCR » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:11 pm

I hate nymphs.....
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Re: Hot Spring 2018 Flies

Post by Vance » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:53 am

Hi, I think with this cold weather and rain the regular fly hatches will probably be off by at least a week. I think the Hendrickson and Gordon’s will be hatching the end of April or the first week in May. I fished the Ramapo this pass Sat. And saw a few Caddis and some black stoneflies flying around but did not see any rising fish at all. Caught 2 trout and a couple of hits but being rusty missed the hits. That was last Sat. And then the rains came and the Ramapo went sky high and the last I looked it was still up and flowing rather fast. The reason I fished the Ramapo is I’m doggie sitting my daughters dogs and I’m going home this afternoon. I live in Manahawkin,NJ. Bill the mailman

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Re: Hot Spring 2018 Flies

Post by lightenup » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:56 pm

IRIS CADDIS!!!!! Pheasant tail soft hackle...

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Re: Hot Spring 2018 Flies

Post by barkeater » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:51 pm

Little black stones and chimarras are done. Small emergers and Frenchies worked today for me. Hendricksons are active and may work but stuck with what I was using as it worked.

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Post by MR.MCR » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:18 am

Warm days and sunshine should get the hatches...........hatching......
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Re: Hot Spring 2018 Flies

Post by Moorefly » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:24 am

This pats variation trailed buy the small cased caddis have done great so far.
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Re: Hot Spring 2018 Flies

Post by troutfishing4life » Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:08 pm

i have done great on flash back pheasant tails and flash back hears ears

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Re: Hot Spring 2018 Flies

Post by troutfishing4life » Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:08 pm

Last weekend in PA there were tons and tons of caddis on the water but no fish rising

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Re: Hot Spring 2018 Flies

Post by joe_panella » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:43 pm

Twism86 wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:17 pm
Admitidly spring flies, particularly dry flies are not my strong point. So what are the hot flies everyone likes to tie for the spring season that should see some action? I still nymph early season with your standard pheasant tail and hares ear flies but I know many others will get fish on the line!
I almost forgot You are Mr "nymph through a hatch" Your the worst kind of human. :D

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Re: Hot Spring 2018 Flies

Post by Twism86 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:57 pm

joe_panella wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:43 pm
Twism86 wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:17 pm
Admitidly spring flies, particularly dry flies are not my strong point. So what are the hot flies everyone likes to tie for the spring season that should see some action? I still nymph early season with your standard pheasant tail and hares ear flies but I know many others will get fish on the line!
I almost forgot You are Mr "nymph through a hatch" Your the worst kind of human. :D
I might even use a trout magnet during one!!
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Re: Hot Spring 2018 Flies

Post by NJpatbee » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:10 am

I normally do well early season with a copperhead nymph (copper bead head copper ribbed hare’s ear), Partridge and Orange Soft Hackle, Copper John nymph, and small fluttering caddis dry flies. My only time out this season I caught a bunch of wild trout with fluttering caddis dries and one using a Copper John. I do not limit myself to nymphs early season since a couple of 60 degree days will get some insects moving.

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