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hypobaricstalker 01-16-2012 05:12 PM

Go to winter fly?
 
Just wondering what everyone's "go to" winter time fly is?

Personally, Zebra Jujubee my self.


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kglissmeyer1 01-16-2012 05:38 PM

Re: Go to winter fly?
 
I've got a couple of go-to's for fishing Idaho in the winter, but the one that does best is a "Big Ugly" Rubberlegs:

http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/v...feredtie-2.jpg

Trailed by one or two of the following:
Improved Shop Vac:
http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/v.../IMGP01972.jpg
KG's Deep Purple Peril Midge:
http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/v.../IMGP02031.jpg
Bead-head Brassie:
http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/v...e/DSCF6396.jpg
Zebra Midge:
http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/v...e/DSCF6372.jpg

Kelly.

trout trekker 01-16-2012 06:26 PM

Re: Go to winter fly?
 
In Dec., Jan. & Feb. I spend more time on large, deep, very rocky, clear water lakes than I do on the rivers. Mostly Bow's, Browns, Landlocked Salmon, Some Mack's & Koke's in deeper water with Hi-D heads.

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...how-size-8.jpg

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...white-pink.jpg

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...-flashtail.jpg

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...gray-white.jpg

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...hart-white.jpg

...and if all else fails, chug a bugger.
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...ger-resize.jpg

Thanks, TT

tbblom 01-16-2012 07:13 PM

Re: Go to winter fly?
 
For the bigger fish in Boulder Creek and nearby: Bellyache minnow #2-4
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...-loon-head.jpg

For the smaller fish when I get tired of missing the bigger ones:I call it a winter warrior #18, just a Rainbow warrior in dark colors.
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...er-warrior.jpg

Been catching a few medium sized fish on a #12 bird's nest too (upper right version has been working best):
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...t-patterns.jpg

#16 black and olive copper johns have been good too...

See you on the creek hypobaric:D

bhflyfisher 01-16-2012 09:17 PM

Re: Go to winter fly?
 
How is the belly ache tied? What is the body material? Cool looking fly.

tbblom 01-16-2012 09:55 PM

Re: Go to winter fly?
 
Belly Ache Minnow Fly Tying Demo - YouTube

I'm kind of stuck on it...

mikel 01-16-2012 10:18 PM

Re: Go to winter fly?
 
Mostly tailwaters...midges, with the RS2 being my fav. Los of guys like zebras.

-Mike

Thinking to myself..."Man, I need to learn to throw streamers more...I guess I just have to make myself..." -m

Jimmie 01-16-2012 10:50 PM

Re: Go to winter fly?
 
Last winter-Slumpbuster
This winter-Simi Seal Leach
That will all change since I moved away from the lower waters of the western Sierras ?????

Rip Tide 01-16-2012 11:03 PM

Re: Go to winter fly?
 
In area trout streams... yellow stonefly
For the locally stocked Atlantic salmon broodstock, the only fly that I ever use or even carry is the MickyFinn

mcnerney 01-17-2012 12:45 AM

Re: Go to winter fly?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tbblom (Post 380450)

Tbblom: Thanks for posting the tying video on the Belly Ache Minnow, that looks like an awesome pattern, I'm going to have to tie a few up and give them a try.


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