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    Smile fly for dolly and cutthroat

    huy,
    i want fishing dolly and cutthroat this week end, but i'm not sure to i have the good fly.
    what fly you use for these, at this season?
    thanks
    tala

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    Don't know about Cuttthroat but best Dolly fly is a bead head Battle creek size 8 xl.

    White marabou tail, orange chenille body with white hackle palmered up and finished with a turn or two of red hackle right behind the brass bead.

    Easy tie for an awesome fly.

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    Depending on where you're heading, a smolt or fry pattern might be worth trying.

    Also, never underestimate the value of a stonefly nymph or some other searching nymph pattern (prince nymph, hare's ear, zug bug, etc.)
    Pursue happiness with diligence.

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    Welcome to the forum.


    Disclaimer:

    I have never seen or caught a cutthroat



    However, I have been researching for a steelhead trip to POW in early May and part of my research was to determine the best flies for cutthroat. Below I will share with you what I have discovered. This info was found reading online, searching forums, and from a few phone calls.



    Call Creekside Anglers in Isaaquah,WA and tell Dan to tie you up a dozen Thorne River Emergers. He invented this fly and I am told it is an all time top fly for cutthroat.

    http://www.fishcreekside.com/contact.htm



    Contact Miller's Fly Shop and order a dozen royal coachman bucktail streamers.

    http://www.millersflyshop.com/servle...treamer/Detail



    Go to www.alaskaflyfishinggoods.com and look at these flies...

    Stinger Clouser - Olive/White #6 2205 $3.25 $19.50
    12 Neil Creek Dart - Gray & White #6 2210 $2.95 $35.40
    12 Neil Creek Dart - Olive & White #6 2211 $2.95 $35.40
    12 Clouser Minnow - Olive/White Size: #4 2213 $2.25 $27.00
    12 Clouser Minnow - Gray/White Size: #4 2214 $2.25 $27.00
    12 Egg Sucking Leech - Black Size: #4 4818 $1.95 $23.40
    12 Lead Eye Egg Sucking Leech - Wintergreen #6 4815 $2.25 $27.00



    Consider buying the below book from Amazon...

    "Fly-Fishing for Coastal Cutthroat Trout: Flies, Techniques, Conservation."
    by Les Johnson




    -Dan
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    The cutt's on POW are rocket surgeons, especially early in the season. Anybody who tells you that one fly is supreme for POW is puffing on some good cheba. They are ferociously hungry in may. If there's a big hatch then catching will slow. Imitate smolt with streamers or muddlers. I never had much luck with dolly's on a dry fly but the bows and cutt's will tear them up. I wouldn't waste my time with tiny flies either. If throwing a dry, make sure you can see it clearly.

    Leeches almost always work as well.
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    huy
    thanks many for all your reply.
    in why spot are the fish? behind rock, in stream?
    the size line is important? 20/ is good?
    thanks many

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    Depends on the situation

    I've been doing well on small egg sucking leaches and wooly buggers lately, but this time of the year I've caught cutts on everything from size 20 midges to size 8 poppers.

    If I had to pick one fly for dollies and cutts in the spring I'd pick a thunder creek in size 10
    In the fall I'd pick a polar shrimp in size 8
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tala View Post

    in why spot are the fish? in stream?
    Absolutely.
    The two loudest sounds known to man: a gun that goes bang when it is supposed to go click and a gun that goes click when it is supposed to go bang.

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    Wink spot may be best

    Quote Originally Posted by tala View Post
    huy
    thanks many for all your reply.
    in why spot are the fish? behind rock, in stream?
    the size line is important? 20/ is good?
    thanks many

    Behind rock or tree, in stream is good.
    Size is important - maybe 20/** is heavy to. 6/** is maybe ok, better.
    Gary

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    4 wt is ideal.

    Water is mostly clear. Wear polarized glasses and don't fish until you start seeing fish. When you can spot fish, you can catch fish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    Behind rock or tree, in stream is good.
    Size is important - maybe 20/** is heavy to. 6/** is maybe ok, better.
    Gary
    Fish right in front of big rocks, too.

    Lots of folks swear by red, at least a little in cut patterns...

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    ok
    thanks many
    i hope now catch fish whith all these information

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    huy
    thanks many for all.
    very happy weekend, whith 17 dolly catch.
    the biggest make 22 inch.
    tala

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