Re: Midwest Fly Patterns Question (please dont be too upset)
I'm sure folks who fish up there more will jump in but I wanted to say welcome and don't worry about asking for advice!
I've fished up there a few times (in-laws have a cabin) and been successful with bushy dries like humpys as well as parachute adams, and some picky trout hit soft hackles nicely! That said, it's only been July that I've fished there and only a few times for trout (usually went for bass). Depending on where you are in the northwoods of WI, talk to Bill at We Tie It Fly Shop in Boulder Junction. I've stopped in there a few times while we were out that way and he's nice and helpful.
- William Jensen