The first and perhaps the best is the Edson Tiger. It is a small bucktail with a red or orange and yellow wing and peacock hurl body. The tail could be from literally any browns or blacks feather. This is the fly I hooked the giant mentioned above on, as well as many other fish.
|One of the Tiger's attackers|
A heavily used Edson Tiger
Another good choice is a simple pattern of a piece of rabbit strip bound with coppers wire. Tie these in as many colors as possible. They can be used on any species in any type of water, from size 10's for brookies to size 2's for pike and musky.
Small Woolly Buggers are useful in plunge pools, as are Muddler Minnows. Keep a solid supply of these.
|Fun streamer water. Hang a fly in the current and watch fish fly!|