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If it is July, August or September and I am on the Henry's Fork or most Western streams, and if I could only have one fly...it would be a #14-16 black beetle.
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Video on Tying Beetles:
From late spring through the first freeze in the fall, an ant pattern is one of the really great "change up" flies anywhere. When they just will not eat a mayfly...
Do not forget that there are also flying ants, red ants and flying red ants...just as important. #14-16.
Videos on Tying Ants:
Simple Black Ant Fly - terrestrial fly pattern - by McFly Angler
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On windy hot days, it is a hard to beat a grasshopper pattern when fished close to the bank. If the hoppers are flying, cover all the water...
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Tying the GFA (General Foam Attractor) Grasshopper by tightlinevideo
Videos on Tying Grasshoppers:
Tying midges: midges include both aquatic and terrestrials. Most fly fishers
use the term "midge" to describe any very small fly like insects.