Legal flies for fly fishing only locations

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Legal flies for fly fishing only locations

Post by fisherman92 » Mon Oct 25, 2021 5:48 pm

I'm not much of a fly fisherman but do a little. My question is for "fly fishing only" can you use flies that have metal eyes tied in them?
On that note, can you fly fish with small jigs with metal heads? I doubt it but the regs don't have the best description.


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Re: Legal flies for fly fishing only locations

Post by branweeds » Thu Oct 28, 2021 5:54 pm

Yeah all of those flies are fine. If you tie a fly onto a jig head I don’t see why that would be any issue. If you were using a crappy jig with a grub on it you’d probably get a ticket. You do have to make sure that all your flies are completely barbless in fly only lakes, I have a buddy that was fishing on an east side fly only lake and got checked by a game warden. The warden took the flies they had on and stuck them through the fabric on his shirt, and gave a ticket to one of the guys who’s fly snagged them fabric a little because he didn’t get the barn fully pinched.

This time of year I like to troll around using black or purple jig/balanced leeches. I’ve been out on the river mostly but I was out a couple weeks ago and did pretty well for trout.

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