Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Best 5 Flies for Boulder Creek

In my opinion! These are the only flies I feel that I need. I have spent many countless hours and days on my home water and have been very discerning about the flies I carry and use. Confidence and productivity. And these are the five flies I would have no problem restricting myself to on Boulder Creek...Year-Round. However, I am only one of many local trout bums and fly fishing guides in this town who feel that Boulder Creek is theirs and that they know her best. And every one of these guys is passionate and adamant about what the best five flies are. I found this out when I asked a handful of the guys around the fly shop. What was really interesting was that although every list was different, there were definitely some reoccurring themes and fly names. And, as I looked closer, I realized all the lists were essentially the same...just differently named.

These are the some of the best fishermen on the creek...the guys who land twelve trout in the time it takes most mortals to string a 4wt. If you notice the same fly showing up several times, best bet is to add it to your arsenal. So, here are a few of the opinions from the opinionated...mine first!
Jay Zimmerman
(1) #20 Black Zebra Midge pupa
(2) #22 Para Adams dry fly
(3) #18 BH Flashback Pheasant Tail nymph
(4) #14 Clown Shoe Caddis dry fly
(5) #10 Black Pine Squirrel Leech

Brian Harris(1) #10 Black Woolly Bugger
(2) #20 Black Tungsten-bead Zebra Midge pupa
(3) #14 Yellow Stimulator dry fly
(4) #16 Pink San Juan Worm
(5) #20 Blue Poison Tung

Phil Iwane(1) #20 Parachute Adams dry
(2) #20 Flashback Pheasant Tail nymph
(3) #22 RS2
(4) #16 Elk Hair Caddis
(5) #18 Buckskin

Randy Hicks(1) #16 Parachute Adams dry
(2) #14 Peacock PMX dry
(3) #16 Black Foam Beetle
(4) #18 Rainbow Worrier
(5) #12 Black Pine Squirrel Leech

Will Beggs(1) #16 Para Adams dry
(2) #20 Rainbow Warrior
(3) #14 Pink San Juan Worm
(4) #10 Royal PMX dry
(5) #20 Black Zebra Midge

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