Eastern Sierra Fly Box

While every stream and lake has it nuances and every day can be quite a different day, there are a few fly patterns which work well pretty much all year long around in the eastern Sierra.  Here's a few go-to flies to consider for your everyday fly box(es):

Now I don't actually have all of these in my everyday boxes and neither should you. Trim down your everyday selection to that you'd consider using on most days out fishing. Being a dry fly nut myself, my everyday selection focuses on the dries and emergers.  I augment my everyday selection with a small box specially built for the day based on hatch charts and other information for the water I'm fishing.

Of course, you could just stop by your local fly shop and ask them what's working for where you are going... and purchase from them whatever they recommend.

Want to tie these yourself? Check out the fly patterns for these and much more at Steveojai's FlyFishingtheSierra.com and our fly tying program.

Have favorites of your own? Chat them up in our Facebook chat group or at a general meeting.

This article was authored by Kurt Zeilenga, current President of the High Sierra Fly Casters. If you have suggestions on how to improve this article, you may contact Kurt at education@hsfc.us.

Need more advice on what flies to carry? The club offers free mentoring to its members.