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Top Flies for the Driftless

In the comments section below: Post images/names of your top driftless flies. It would be great if everyone would post at least 1 dry and 1 nymph/subsurface fly.

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Jun 25, 2022

I just came back from Decorah (June 14-19), and I fished a combo I already had on my rod: A brown drake thing (14-16) and a Lafontaine sparkle pupa dropper (no bead head, 20-22). On Waterloo my first two casts caught fish, and after that, it was automatic everywhere. I didn't see the Hex hatch at all, but that was probably because it comes in the evening, and I wasn't out on the water then. I think the fish are keying on the pattern though, since I caught a bunch on the brown drake thing ( it was very buggy looking and tannish...maybe it looked like a caddis). The pupa I fished in the film instead of dropping it. I…

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I’m going with generics but after Duke’s email I’m tying some ants and beetles. I’ve got some but it might be easier to tie more than to find that box….

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travisfigg
travisfigg
May 28, 2022

CDC Skittering Caddis

Quill Bodied Perdigon

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