Flies: Keeping Only the Best

July 18, 2010 By: Marshall Cutchin

“My choices were obvious, if somewhat painful. I could get a second equipment bag to store the overflow — kind of a tackle-bag annex — or do the unthinkable. Maybe it was time to look through all those boxes and begin sorting out the flies, keeping those truly needed and removing the rest.”
The Denver Post‘s Karl Licis lists his choice of ten “indispensable” fly patterns, beginning with the Prince Nymph and gold-ribbed hare’s ear.