I guess Cabelas had their own little guessing game last year. Rules were if you could name the five hottest flies that would sell last year at Cabelas, you could win a 50th Anniversary graphite fly rod.
One fisherman named “Flytie” got all five right, the top five hottest flies to sell last year were:
- Elk Hair Caddis – An easy call; many of you got that one.
- Copper John – A money nymph, because it’s a bug pattern and weight, rolled into one.
- Woolly Bugger – If I were fishing a “one-fly” contest, this would be my pick.
- The Stimulator – Great attractor/stone/terrestrial.
- The Hopper – Actually Grand Hopper, but I gave credit for any hopper pattern.