Just a light, simple, floating "Bug". Sparsley tied on a #18 hook, but only use about half of the hook. Thread body, a few turns of hackle trimmed on the bottom for a flush ride, and some antron fibers for a tail/shuck/buggy look. Passes for midges or small mayflies. In the winter, the trout in the rivers I fish aren't too picky if they're eating/rising. I just cast to those. Easy, quick, effective tie. Can make some light, dark, or whatever your fancy.
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Now, here are a couple of my REAL go-to winter flies. However, I have to "go to" my winter tarpon grounds in the Yucatan or Keys to use them, so I only get to tie them on a few times each winter.