Hi,I hope to be purchasing my first rod in the next few weeks and was wondering what are the must have flies for a beginner.?'ll be fishing mostly stillwater on northern lakes.Looking for flies that you can always rely on.thanks
You can go nuts buying and choosing flies. First, figure out where you will start out fishing, when you will fish and what you will fish for. There is no point buying steelhead flies if you are going to go to the Skagit or an interior lake. You can add flies as you expand your horizons.
The Morris and Chan book has some excellent fly suggestions for still waters. Alf Davy's, "The Gilly" has fly information for all sorts of fly fishing in BC.