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Old 09-21-2013, 02:19 PM
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Default Favorite Flies for fall Trout?

I don't post on here a lot but am friends with a number of yall. I have a buddy who is a newbie and the other day after fishing over beverages he posed a question to me, "What is the best flies for fall trout? Specifically Browns and Specks?" It kind of caught me off guard because I had never really thought about how much my "working box" and my technique changes this time of year but he picked up on it and asked. So I pose this question to the years of experience on this board,

"What is the best flies for fall trout? Specifically Browns and Specks?"
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Old 09-21-2013, 02:48 PM
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October Caddis is one of my favorites......
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:27 PM
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Second the Caddis- size #22 tan body- lethal!
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Old 09-21-2013, 09:08 PM
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This one works well for me

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Old 09-22-2013, 09:19 AM
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This one works well for me


Is that a #14 Garden Hackle?
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:04 PM
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14-18 size Bead head pheasant tail 18 inches under a size 14-16 orange stimulator
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:45 PM
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:30 AM
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In all seriousness, I'm going to assume that the Smokies aren't terribly different from PA, and judging from the info I got in prepping for my October trip from you guys ('you guys' is Yank for 'y'all'), it really isn't too different. I fish October Caddis a lot in late Sept/October. It's basically an EHC, size 14-10, tied w/ an orange body. I've been told this will work well! Big terrestials as well, and since the orange caddis works, you probably won't go wrong with orange stimies!

In the Fall I usually fish w/ a dropper too. That may be different from down there. Here, on our limestoners I drop and olive or tan scud, size 14-16, or a golden stonefly size 14-16. I've also had some success w/ a PT nymph, but that's a year round staple, I believe.

In another thread, we talked about messing around w/ orange soft hackles. I plan on giving that a try. I like soft hackles and like to trail them off dries more than I like to trail nymphs. From what I understand, the October Caddis as an actual hatch is more of a sub surface game than a top water fly.
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I fish October Caddis a lot in late Sept/October. It's basically an EHC, size 14-10, tied w/ an orange body.
I use a size 14 EHC in orange year round. It's my go to fly.

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