When are Enough Flies and Poppers Enough??

I have found that fly fisherman who fish for all species of fish, regardless of warm water or coldwater have an abundance of flies in their fly boxes. If you are not one of these individuals then I would consider you in the minority. All my fly fishing buddies including me have enough flies and poppers to last season after season. So the question is why do need so many poppers and flies, and of course the answer is to land lots of fish.

I realize that if one is fishing for trout, the hatch comes into play a lot of times which dictates a certain size and style pattern that matches the hatch. Trout fishermen have to be a bit more creative with the fly pattern and of course the presentation to get a take. Assuming no hatch is visible and your buddy is slaying the trout with this tiny little nymph or dry he has perfected, and you are struggling to land even one trout, hence a few more patterns to add to the fly box. 

Fly fishing for warm water species such as bluegill, bass and even crappie usually requires some poppers and nymphs and that is all one needs to have success especially during the spawn. There are times and they are rare for me when certain color poppers will attract a hit better than the popper my buddy is using, but most of time any type popper will trigger a hit.

So my point is, could we as fly fishermen have success on our favorite stream or lake using what you would consider your top six dries and top six nymphs on any given outing? The same question could apply for the warm water species as well, could a few poppers and nymphs land you an abundance of bluegills and bass.



So here are my top dries, nymphs, poppers and warm water nymphs for a season, what is your top pick?

My top six dries for a season, how could any trout fisherman be without the Adams and of course Alan’sBomber

My top six nymphs including  David’s Knapp’s Seal Leech and of course the famous Zebra Midge

Poppers and terrestrials are among my top six warm water flies. These six flies should get hits when fishing for bluegill or even bass anywhere in the U.S.

My top six warm water nymphs has to include my favorite the Gant in black and yellow.

 

I truly believe I could fish a season or more with these flies and poppers I have feature here; but am I willing to get up all my flies and poppers I have in my boxes yet——NO!! 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

I have found that fly fisherman who fish for all species of fish, regardless of warm water or coldwater have an abundance of flies in their fly boxes. If you are not one of these individuals then I would consider you in the minority. All my fly fishing buddies including me have enough flies and poppers to last season after season. So the question is why do need so many poppers and flies, and of course the answer is to land lots of fish.

I realize that if one is fishing for trout, the hatch comes into play a lot of times which dictates a certain size and style pattern that matches the hatch. Trout fishermen have to be a bit more creative with the fly pattern and of course the presentation to get a take. Assuming no hatch is visible and your buddy is slaying the trout with this tiny little nymph or dry he has perfected, and you are struggling to land even one trout, hence a few more patterns to add to the fly box. 

Fly fishing for warm water species such as bluegill, bass and even crappie usually requires some poppers and nymphs and that is all one needs to have success especially during the spawn. There are times and they are rare for me when certain color poppers will attract a hit better than the popper my buddy is using, but most of time any type popper will trigger a hit.

So my point is, could we as fly fishermen have success on our favorite stream or lake using what you would consider your top six dries and top six nymphs on any given outing? The same question could apply for the warm water species as well, could a few poppers and nymphs land you an abundance of bluegills and bass.

So here are my top dries, nymphs, poppers and warm water nymphs for a season, what is your top pick?

My top six dries for a season, how could any trout fisherman be without the Adams and of course Alan’sBomber
My top six nymphs including  David’s Knapp’s Seal Leech and of course the famous Zebra Midge
Poppers and terrestrials are among my top six warm water flies. These six flies should get hits when fishing for bluegill or even bass anywhere in the U.S.
My top six warm water nymphs has to include my favorite the Gant in black and yellow.
 
I truly believe I could fish a season or more with these flies and poppers I have feature here; but am I willing to get up all my flies and poppers I have in my boxes yet------NO!! 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 








 
 
 
 


New Hampshire Nymph Fishing Clinic: Three Rivers Stocking Association Fund Raiser

First Annual

New Hampshire Nymph Fishing Clinic

Presented by:



  • What:  Please join our “on the water” five hour clinic where we will review various nymphing techniques and rigging (e.g. Tight-Line, Suspension, Leaders, High-Stick, Switch Rod, Single Hand, Tenkara, and more).
  • Why: We want you to be great anglers for yourself and your fishing community.
  • Who:  Ideal for beginners and intermediate anglers, but all levels are welcome to attend.  Recommended Ages: 14 and up.
  • How Many:  We have space available for five anglers.  We need a minimum of three anglers to hold the clinic. 
  • When:  10:00AM.  Saturday, September 20, 2014.
  • Where:  Cocheco River, at Watson Rd Dam Parking Lot, Dover, NH.
  • Cost:  First Cast Fly Fishing has always operated as a donation only organization.  For this event, we would like to suggest a minimum donation of $60 per angler.
  • Equipment:  Fly Rods will be provided; however, you are welcome to bring your own rod and reel.  We have limited supply of waders and hip boots. 

All proceeds will be donated to Three Rivers Stocking Association

To reserve your spot for the September 20thclinic, please make payment at the following link: 


PS.  Your instructor is a former Orvis endorsed Patagonia lodge manager, a licensed NH Guide and an executive board member of Three Rivers.  If you have any questions or payment issues, please contact me at firstcastflfishing@yahoo.com

First Annual
New Hampshire Nymph Fishing Clinic
Presented by:


  • What:  Please join our “on the water” five hour clinic where we will review various nymphing techniques and rigging (e.g. Tight-Line, Suspension, Leaders, High-Stick, Switch Rod, Single Hand, Tenkara, and more).
  • Why: We want you to be great anglers for yourself and your fishing community.
  • Who:  Ideal for beginners and intermediate anglers, but all levels are welcome to attend.  Recommended Ages: 14 and up.
  • How Many:  We have space available for five anglers.  We need a minimum of three anglers to hold the clinic. 
  • When:  10:00AM.  Saturday, September 20, 2014.
  • Where:  Cocheco River, at Watson Rd Dam Parking Lot, Dover, NH.
  • Cost:  First Cast Fly Fishing has always operated as a donation only organization.  For this event, we would like to suggest a minimum donation of $60 per angler.
  • Equipment:  Fly Rods will be provided; however, you are welcome to bring your own rod and reel.  We have limited supply of waders and hip boots. 

All proceeds will be donated to Three Rivers Stocking Association

To reserve your spot for the September 20thclinic, please make payment at the following link: 



PS.  Your instructor is a former Orvis endorsed Patagonia lodge manager, a licensed NH Guide and an executive board member of Three Rivers.  If you have any questions or payment issues, please contact me at firstcastflfishing@yahoo.com

New Hampshire Fly Casting Clinic Level 2: Three Rivers Stocking Association Fund Raiser

First Annual

New Hampshire Fly Casting Clinic Level 2

Presented by:



  •  What:  Please join our “on the water” four hour clinic where we will practice roll cast, vertical and horizontal casting, tension cast, reach cast, serpentine cast, parachute cast, false cast.  We will also practice presentation tactics. 
  • Why: We want you to be great anglers for yourself and your fishing community.
  • Who:  Ideal for beginners and intermediate anglers, but all levels are welcome to attend.  Recommended Ages: 14 and up.
  • How Many:  We have space available for five anglers.  We need a minimum of three anglers to hold the clinic. 
  • When:  10:00AM.  Saturday, September 13, 2014.
  • Where:  Cocheco River, at Watson Rd Dam Parking Lot; Dover, NH.
  • Cost:  First Cast Fly Fishing has always operated as a donation only organization.  For this event, we would like to suggest a minimum donation of $60 per angler.
  • Equipment:  Fly Rods will be provided; however, you are welcome to bring your own rod and reel.  We have limited supply of waders and hip boots.  

 

All proceeds will be donated to Three Rivers Stocking Association

To reserve your spot for the September 13thclinic, please make payment at the following link: 



PS.  I am an licensed NH guide and an executive board member of Three Rivers.  If there are any questions, or payment issues, please contact me at firstcastflyfishing@yahoo.com

First Annual
New Hampshire Fly Casting Clinic Level 2
Presented by:



  •  What:  Please join our “on the water” four hour clinic where we will practice roll cast, vertical and horizontal casting, tension cast, reach cast, serpentine cast, parachute cast, false cast.  We will also practice presentation tactics. 
  • Why: We want you to be great anglers for yourself and your fishing community.
  • Who:  Ideal for beginners and intermediate anglers, but all levels are welcome to attend.  Recommended Ages: 14 and up.
  • How Many:  We have space available for five anglers.  We need a minimum of three anglers to hold the clinic. 
  • When:  10:00AM.  Saturday, September 13, 2014.
  • Where:  Cocheco River, at Watson Rd Dam Parking Lot; Dover, NH.
  • Cost:  First Cast Fly Fishing has always operated as a donation only organization.  For this event, we would like to suggest a minimum donation of $60 per angler.
  • Equipment:  Fly Rods will be provided; however, you are welcome to bring your own rod and reel.  We have limited supply of waders and hip boots.  

 All proceeds will be donated to Three Rivers Stocking Association

To reserve your spot for the September 13thclinic, please make payment at the following link: 



PS.  I am an licensed NH guide and an executive board member of Three Rivers.  If there are any questions, or payment issues, please contact me at firstcastflyfishing@yahoo.com