I like to fish midge patterns, particularly when at tailwaters or when I want to throw something that looks innocuous. I’ve written before that Midge Larvae are a big part of my fly boxes. They work well as part of an indicator or Euro-style rig. I also like them as part of a dry-dropper set-up
When water is a bit broken, I have good luck using dropper flies with some color. Sometimes, a fly incorporates a hot spot. Sometimes, it is a bit flashy. As I’ve written before, I have good results year-round with the Rainbow Warrior. Inventor Lance Egan ties them down to size 20, and so, I’ve made
This may not look like much, but, it really works. Many anglers rave about San Juan Worms. Unfortunately, I’ve not had much luck with any store-bought ones nor when I tie them in a “regular” size. I’ve tried all sorts of materials, colors and sizes. I’ve tried all sorts of patterns. Finally, I think I’ve
One of my go-to flies this past year is Lance Egan’s Rainbow Warrior. For some reason, trout really love it. It’s bright, has an interesting thorax from a magical material, and has a red-thread body underneath some plastic material. And, it’s extremely rugged. As I’ve blogged before, Lance is on the national fly fishing team.