Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Top Five Fly Patterns for Winter

I am sure a lot of you guys have heard of Hatch Magazine, if not I thought I would share a blog post that was written back in November of this past year. The post details his top five fly patterns for the winter months. I use some of the same patterns he mentions in his post, but what I found interesting is the various comments he received from his readers.
 
 
I have become a fan of Jonathan Barnes Fly Fishing Videos. His videos are filled with lots of information about the type flies, equipment, and the techniques he uses to land the different trout species he is pursuing. If you are free for the next 25 minutes this one video featuring soft hackles is worth the watch.
  
 
 

8 comments:

Howard Levett said...

Interesting read Bill, thanks. I just discovered the joy of the zebra midge at RMNP in October and the fish couldn't leave it alone. I agree with the pheasant tail as well in all shapes and sizes. I'm going to give soft hackles an honest try this year and see if our Colorado trout like them.

Brk Trt said...

That guy is a great angler. He also ties some productive flies.

penbayman said...

Hatch is a great publication for sure..and by the way Bill...Happy New Year to you and yours!

Howard Levett said...

I've used a couple of the top 5. The Zebra Midge is my favorite. You can't get enough fly fishing videos! Thanks Bill.

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
I think you will be surprised with the soft hackle pattern. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
Jonathan's fly fishing videos are some of the best I've seen. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Pen
Hatch is hard to beat. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
He give out a lot of information about what he is doing as he fishes all those rivers. thanks for the comment