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Legal Flies?

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A good friend of mine works at a downtown hotel bar and recently had some customers from the fly fishing convention. She was good enough to trade some free beers for some flies for my buddy and I. One fly he gave her looks like a group of eggs. He told her that before we use these we need to make sure that it is legal in our state. Since I'm new to fly fishing I don't have any idea of the legality or ethics of using such a fly.

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yea.. the only legalities of flies i know is that they must be barbless.. other than that.. i don't know.. i'll google and see if i find some crazy weird fine print

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In certain Alaskan streams when fishing for Salmon the length of the hook and the gap have to be a certain size but at least around here I haven't heard of anything.

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In some areas out west you are limited to artifical flies and lures only. But here the limitations are just barbless during the catch and release seasons.

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probably just a pitch people use to sell lures. "Check to see if its legal" gives people the idea that its so good that it must be banned. Ever see the Charlie Allen "article" writing about the bass lure so good it might be banned for tournaments? Complete bunk designed to sell lures to unsuspecting fishermen.

If your fly has one hook and it is made of artificial components I don't think you have any issues, unless you are in a barbless fishing area

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If there's more than one hook on it, that wouldn't be legal. I think droppers are not legal.

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Droppers are legal. AS long as they are flies and not lures/jigs etc.

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