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January 24, 2008

Evan V ... Fish Wizard

By Tim Romano & Kirk Deeter

We've found another candidate to extract loose bills from Romano ... Evan V, who correctly answered muddler minnow as "Most Versatile Fly in the World," if only because woolly bugger was taken. Woolly bugger was a great call, but I gave you hints vis a vis the weather conditions and the season. Fall is not only streamer time, it's hopper time, and the muddler is not only a great streamer pattern for those cool mornings, but I cannot estimate the number of fish that old standard has caught when greased up and drifted like a dry hopper. Dead drifting muddlers below the surface is also a killer tactic; sometimes those bigger fish like to key on drowned hoppers. Give it a try sometime.

Deeter

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from joey wrote 6 years 11 weeks ago

hahaha, kirk. trout are only pattern sensitive cuz they get hammered by a million people and learn what NOT TO EAT. anyone knows that other than a very select few spring creeks/chalk streams with stable flows and tons of food, that most any wild trout will pounce on anything (mepps spinners, #12 humpy, woolly bugger) upon the first decent presentation. wild trout, while super spooky, are about the dumbest fish on the planet.kirk, go and read dave whitlocks Aquatic Trout Foods (1976). successful fly patterns can be narrowed down to a very limited selection, everything else is bullshit marketing.and if you doubt other species for being 'sophisticated', try any wild permit or carp that has never seen a fly. they make trout look like they are in kindergarten.

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from KD wrote 6 years 11 weeks ago

I don't think fly fishing revolves around trout only ...But I think a discussion of fly selection should focus on trout. Because you and I both know trout are 100 times more pattern sensitive than other fish. You can go to the coast with a deceiver, a Clouser, and a crab pattern, and catch just about anything. You might worry about the darkness of the fly ... but you aren't processing size 18, mayfly emerger with a cream body ...

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from joey wrote 6 years 11 weeks ago

of course, it's just a matter of opinion. congrats to evan for thinking what kirk was thinking.but please, why does everything in fly fishing still revolve around trout?at least qualify it as 'the most versatile TROUT fly in the world'.it's like saying Coke: 'the most satisfying beverage in the world'

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from Tony Fotopulos wrote 6 years 11 weeks ago

I think Jack Dennis won the 1 fly in Jackson several times with a Muddler and fishing it all the ways you mentioned.

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from Evan V wrote 6 years 11 weeks ago

But to be honest, if I had no idea what fly to use in a certain scenario, I'd pull out a yuk bug.

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from Alex Pernice wrote 6 years 12 weeks ago

Dang so close nice job evan

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from Evan V wrote 6 years 12 weeks ago

Wow, I got it right? Sometimes I impress myself.

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from joey wrote 6 years 11 weeks ago

hahaha, kirk. trout are only pattern sensitive cuz they get hammered by a million people and learn what NOT TO EAT. anyone knows that other than a very select few spring creeks/chalk streams with stable flows and tons of food, that most any wild trout will pounce on anything (mepps spinners, #12 humpy, woolly bugger) upon the first decent presentation. wild trout, while super spooky, are about the dumbest fish on the planet.kirk, go and read dave whitlocks Aquatic Trout Foods (1976). successful fly patterns can be narrowed down to a very limited selection, everything else is bullshit marketing.and if you doubt other species for being 'sophisticated', try any wild permit or carp that has never seen a fly. they make trout look like they are in kindergarten.

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from KD wrote 6 years 11 weeks ago

I don't think fly fishing revolves around trout only ...But I think a discussion of fly selection should focus on trout. Because you and I both know trout are 100 times more pattern sensitive than other fish. You can go to the coast with a deceiver, a Clouser, and a crab pattern, and catch just about anything. You might worry about the darkness of the fly ... but you aren't processing size 18, mayfly emerger with a cream body ...

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from joey wrote 6 years 11 weeks ago

of course, it's just a matter of opinion. congrats to evan for thinking what kirk was thinking.but please, why does everything in fly fishing still revolve around trout?at least qualify it as 'the most versatile TROUT fly in the world'.it's like saying Coke: 'the most satisfying beverage in the world'

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from Tony Fotopulos wrote 6 years 11 weeks ago

I think Jack Dennis won the 1 fly in Jackson several times with a Muddler and fishing it all the ways you mentioned.

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from Evan V wrote 6 years 11 weeks ago

But to be honest, if I had no idea what fly to use in a certain scenario, I'd pull out a yuk bug.

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from Alex Pernice wrote 6 years 12 weeks ago

Dang so close nice job evan

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from Evan V wrote 6 years 12 weeks ago

Wow, I got it right? Sometimes I impress myself.

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