The Generalist doesn't carry many flies on a fishing trip. He
realizes that the Adams will work for most hatches and a few
general nymphs in assorted sizes will work as well as anything
else. Generic Hatch Matching is an economical way to stock your
fly box and you will catch just as many fish as the next guy and
usually more. The more realistic we try to make a fly the more
things the fish has to be suspicious about because there are
things in nature that we just can't imitate to the fish's
satisfaction.
The Contented Angler
Amy & Joe Gablick
724-337-0437
EMAIL
Date
Hatch
Nymph
Dun
Comments
March
Blue Winged Olive
Pheasant Tail - size 18 - 20 2XL
Hook. Dark wingcase
#18 Adams
You can use olive dyed
pheasant to give you
confidence
April
Blue Quill
Pheasant Tail -  Size 16 2XL hook
#16 - 18 Adams
 
April
Quill Gordon
Hare's Ear - #12 1XL hook
#12 - #14 Adams
 
April
Hendrickson
Hare's Ear - #12 2XL hook
   
April
Blue Winged Olive
Pheasant Tail - #14 2XL hook
#14 Adams
 
May
March Brown
Whitlock Fox Squirrel nymph
Hare's ear - Size 10 -12 2XL
#12 Adams
The Fox Squirrel nymph is
included because it's just a
good attractor nymph to carry
May
Sulphur
Pheasant tail or Fox Squirrel nymph
Size 12 1XL
Yellow haystack
Dorothea #14 1XL hook
May
Isonychia
Zug Bug or Prince nymph Size 12
2XL hook
#12 Adams
 
May
Green Drake
    The Fox Squirrel nymph would
be a good choice but it
involves too much dubbing for
this size hook
May
Brown Drake
+
   
June
Various Cahills
hare's ear or F. S. nymph Size 12 2XL
#12 - #14 cream
haystack
 
July
Little Blue Winged Olive
Pheasant Tail Sz. 20 - 24
#22 Adams
Tungsten bead recommended
to sink this fly properly
July
Trico
Size 22 light wire hook
  #20 pheasant tail nymph
         
Adult mayflies can be covered with "Haystacks" or "Snowshoe flies" in various body colors.
All flies on this page tied by Joe Gablick
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