I was going to go through my fly boxes and set up a winter box since the season is now upon us here in the eastern part of the Sierras
I was loading my box with:
Wooly Buggers (black, rootbear, olive, tan)
Sculpin and Wooly Sculpins
Pink and Chartruesse Scuds
Midges (black, red, zebra, green)
I usually travel light in the winter, one box, a lanyard with tools, layered clothing, gloves and waders. I can drive to the river in 30 minutes, and usually fish for a couple hours between 10 and 2 when the air temp starts warming up.
Was curious what others take to the river with them during the winter.
Now this being my first Trout season that i've fly fished for I carry a little more than I should.
In my main box:
Zebra midges in about 9 colors
JUJUBEE midges in about 4 colors
gold-ribbed hare's ear with my twist to them
wolly buggers in about 4 colors and 4 sizes
In my other box is the ones I have either just tied up or ones I want to try out which are:
deep blue poison
Brassies w/ my twist to them
I have a few others that i am going to try and tie up before my next trip this weekend like the superman, green arrow, batman and robin.
I also carry a few eggs and nuclear eggs just in case but they are last ditch effort if nothing else works. Oh and 2 different types of mice that are kept in the truck just in case.
Bad thing is that the closest waters is about an hour and half away so I tend to overpack which is a good thing i guess.
If you take out the Sculpins and Scuds my tie list is identical to yours webrx. I've also tied up a dozen Wulffs (Grizzly & Ausable) which is an add-on to your list. Tied some Adams tonight. All of them parachute type. My boxes are getting full.
I probably won't fish until spring.
A small addition, (no pun) is size 22-24 little winter stones, or rolled wings. (6 of 1, 1/2 dozen of the other.) A little black dub for the body, and some of the thinest white sheet packing for electronics as a wing. Good dry, and a good dropper. They get sucked under pretty easily. If you fish in snow, it is worth a try. Scan the snow bank to see if they are out and about. Ralf Cutter believes they overnight in the snow for warmth. Brrrrrr.....
OH, GRHEs and PTNs, how could I forget those? I have to look up the superhero flies Quackhead mentioned (Funny, we call our dalmation Crackhead cause he is spastic, you guys related - no offense meant),
I was also going to add some Girdle Bugs to my box, and now that I have read through these posts maybe a small stonefly or two.