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    I've kind of forgotten about my fly rod. I need to get it back out. I need to research what the local insects are around where I live to try to match them more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAFishBarn View Post
    I've kind of forgotten about my fly rod. I need to get it back out. I need to research what the local insects are around where I live to try to match them more.
    IMO, bass and bluegill are not that selective. Any fly that looks "buggy" or "fishy" will get hits.

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    BAFishBarn, Howdy;

    Quote Originally Posted by BAFishBarn View Post
    I got this kit as a gift but I'm new to fly fishing and I dont know which ones are supposed to float and which sink.

    I do know I need to buy some fly floatant for my dry flies and a strike indicator for my wet.

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    Just brought your post over to this page to keep from having to flip-flop. I'll agree with the earlier assessment
    that the Dries are bottom mostly to the left of the bright shiny object. some terrestrials (bug lookin' ones), and
    then you have some winged wets, regular wets and some nymphs. Bunch of mumbo-jumbo, huh? chuckle. You'll
    get the hang of it with some time. Nymphs will generally not have a collar or a very short one made of stuff like
    peacock hurl (blueish/greenish 1st 3 across the top row upper section), the 4th one looks to be made of ostrich
    hurl. The 2 smaller ones to the Right of the upper half I believe to be Sawyer Pheasent tail nymphs. Oh, an nymphs
    normally run a wee bit heavier then the rest they do their work on the stream bed. That Big Fuzzy Greenish do-dad
    is a Wolley Bugger Good fly. I'm not much for the dries but it appears that there are some mayflies, some Elk hair caddis
    and a few White Millers. Over all a nice selection to start with.


    Some of the basic differences are;
    Mostly Dry flies have the spikier stiffer collar near the hooks eye it being mostly Cock (rooster), feathers
    while those with softer hackleing (collars), are from a hen or game bird. Some folks will tie 2 flies on the
    leader with the dry closest to the line and the wet fly on the point. Using the dry as the indicator these
    would be separated by anywhere from a foot to whatever works in you chunk of water at that time. Need
    to be flexible about what what goes on and how you go about it. One of the best books for beginners is
    " The Curtis Creek manifesto " by Sheridan Anderson

    Go easy with the floatant, a tiny bit goes a long way and wash it off your fingers before touching other stuff.

    Just remember the main thing is to have fun no matter how frustrated you might get at times.

    Good luck.

    hank

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