The Magnificent 7

jan007

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Been re-reading an old book (original publication 1997) called Matching the hatch by Pat O'Reilly.
In the book Pat highlights seven flies (and two sizes) which he felt "in most circumstances" would be all the flies you would need to catch trout all year round in Stillwaters, Rivers and Streams.

Pat's Selection:
Gold-ribbed hair's eye (sizes 14 and 16)
Greenwells Glory (size 12 and 16)
Tups Indispensible (size 14 and 16)
Silver Sedge (size 12 nd 16)
Damsel Nymph (size 10 and 12 long shank)
Coch-y-bonddu (size 14 and 18)
Olive Suspender Buzzer (size 14 and 16)

Based the the 100's of fly patterns around now, what would be your Magnificent 7 that you would confidently use on the water(s) you fish????:D:D
 

wych1

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Hairs ear, daddie, black buzzer, damsel, cats whisker
Think the rest of my fly box is just to
Make fly companies rich!
Greenwells glory now that's a great wet fly had plenty on that.
Think the best fly I ever had was a size 18, it was just a bit of red fluff, permafloated and fished on top static. That was some time ago now, memorable as was first limit catcher when was 15.
 

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