Choosing 5 Flies To Use For Eternity
My second article, in the weekly Walkers Killer, relates to my first post, which was last week, if you have not read it, have a look at the link here before reading this article further, it is really interesting.
Due to the similarities in the results of the fly exercise Mr. Tom Sutcliffe put forward, I decided to ask 3 fly fishermen I fish most often with and my father, these were the results… Bare in mind the similar results from last week:
The first of my 3 fellow fly fishermen, Gavin Erwin, the 5 flies he chose: Woolly Bugger, DDD, Royal Coachman, Montana Nymph, Flashback.
Next, Sean Bisset, the 5 flies he chose: DDD, Woolly Bugger, Red Setter, Flashback, Lake Dragon.
Finally, Jason Macintosh, the 5 flies he chose: DDD, Stimulator, Woolly Bugger, Zonker, White Fritz.
The outcomes are the following, out of 6 people who chose flies, these flies came up on more than one occasion.
So, in summary, 16 different flies were chosen by 6 fly fishermen, and of that 16, 7 came up more than once. And a good selection too, 2 Dry flies, 3 Nymphs and2 Wet flies. Are these the ultimate South African flies? What 5 flies would you choose to fly fish with for the rest of your life?