Tuesday, February 02, 2010
My NZ Dry Fly Boxes
Fly selections are pretty basic in that the fish, for the most part, aren't too picky in terms of patterns. Hatches are relatively sparse yet diverse so the fish are used to eating a bunch of different types of bugs. Attractor patterns like Wulffs, Parachutes, and Stimulators are the general rule. I carry a few variations of the standards in 3-4 sizes. This will usually cover me for most of the conditions.
When I find a feeding fish, I try to see what they might be eating. It could be anything, so I try to see if there are decent numbers of any one bug in particular and then match that. So I also carry some small cdc emergers and traditional feather wing flies with me as well. January is Willow Grub and February is Cicadas, so I always have a good selection of these as well.