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
No more easy fishing. Now, you need to work if you want to catch fish. The fish are all still in the river, but, they are noticeably more difficult to catch. In my opinion, we just turned the corner from “easy” to “challenging.” It happens every year. The leaf hatch is over, the spawn is
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.
One of the most effective colors in my fly tying arsenal is this: fluorescent orange. That color has worked wonders at the Farmington, Millers and Westfield East Branch rivers. I work with UTC thread to incorporate that color into some of my nymphs. Easy to do so. Orange did well last autumn. So, tying some