More on Fly Tying for Winter

More on Fly Tying for Winter

I’ve been out of commission for the last week and tying a ton of flies. I managed to escape to a river one afternoon last week before being stuck indoors,and landed a couple of browns. I was after the big one that got away, but wasn’t able to connect with it. My goal now is to tie up a second full winter/spring box of flies to make it through the cooler weather and into the summer.
Lately, I’m finding that small and shiny flies are bringing trout to the net, especially in rivers with darker tannic water. I use flies in a size 20 or smaller, and fish them about 10-12″ under a size 18 weighted nymph. I’ve had a few takers on winter caddis larva imitations,but they’re mostly taking the trailing midge.
Here’s one I’m excited to give a whirl next time out.

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