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Fishfinder had a great idea regarding stillwater patterns. Now, with the Skagit opening in 3 weeks, what patterns are your favorite, go-to flies on that water or any other river. I have to admit that much as I like lake fishing, rivers are my true passion. Here are my standards for the Skagit:


Primrose (pale yellow) Comparadun. On the upper Skagit this is the fly I always start with, and is often the only one I need all day. Sizes 12-16. (I usually carry it in olive and gray as well)


If there is no action on the comparadun and there is no obvious hatch I usually go next to a small stimulator (14 or 16).


Parachute Adams usually is my third option.


the Beetle Bug is about as generic as the Adams. Don't let the red colour put you off, this fly often draws up fish that won't respond to anything else I have drifted over them.

That's it for dry flies. I may have others in my possession, but these four will cover almost any situation I have encountered on the Skagit.
I'll post some nymphs later.
 

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i would love to hit the Skagit

just dont know where it is or how to get there. if anyone doesnt mind me taking up a seat I could be in for a day trip

what do i need: waders? weight fly rod? anything else?

thanks

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hey Hook,

I go to the skagit as much as possible (starting july 1st of course) I know a few productive spots and I have a few light weight rods that I can lend you. Send me a pm if you feel like heading up.
 

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A 5wt will work, but since dry flies and smaller rainbows are the name of the game :thumbup:you'd have more fun with a 3 or a 4. On a low water year like last year a 2wt. can be a hoot. I bought a 7'7 2wt this winter and now the waters gonna be ripping through there. I'm still gonna find a way to use it though.
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HOOK said:
well i have a 5 weight is that good for there

do i need just a sink line or a sink tip?

waders of course right ?

HOOK

thanks boys i'll be hitting one or both of you up LOL
Hook, a floating line is all you really need and a 5wt will be just fine. I'm always game for a day trip up there, so let me know when you want to go.
 

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when is the best time to go?

when does it open?

PM me which flies i should pick up (patterns/sizes) im game for weekends as i work all week. how far away is it from Surrey ?

and yes I have a vehicle so i can drive or be driven either or

thanks

HOOK

is the casting distance casting to get to the fish or more accuracy as I would like to bring Railslider (if she wants to go) and she cant cast very far yet (unless lures work)
 

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awesome FF let me know and i should be down to go

just need to know what to pick up

or seeing as you tie such nice flies you could tie me up some and i could just pay you for them ;) ;) ;D

waders?yes/no
 

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awesome

thanks Finder just let me know when we should be going. I spoke with CK the other day he said the Skagit isnt very far from side to side so that Railslider should be able to fly cast it no problem. that was great news :D as im trying to get her hooked to fly fishing also haha

just send me a pm when your thinking of going and i will see if im available (which i should be)

thanks

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hey Finder

just give me a heads up on what flies i will be needing and anything else as the only river/creek fishing i have done is for salmon

and i know that there are different techniques for trout in rivers/creeks like do you ever use an indicator with a couple small split shot say fishing like a stone fly on your dry line ?? saw it on a show once looked fun? do you use an indicator with your dry fly which i have also seen done?

salmon are wicked easy on the fly all you need is that heavy grain shooting head and some flies and your good to go, trout are more finesse from what i have seen so this should be interesting and a good learning experience for me

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As for drys, I like the traditional Adams, Lady McConnell, Tom Thumb. Wet flys, Halfbacks, Copper Johns, and other various Stone Fly Nymphs work as well. I always carry a few leaches as well for the big Dollies. The list is endless, on what works. Just be sure to get what ever you choose in all size ranges.

Finder ;)
 
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