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Old 01-03-2010, 07:30 PM
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Hi, I am new to fly fishing and i was wondering what flies would be best to use during the winter season. I will be fishing for rainbow, brook, and brown trout in small rivers and streams. I would really appreciate some advice. Thank you
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:56 PM
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Try a dark wooly bugger....fished slowly on a cold day is deadly. I also fish a white bugger or add some flash at times in winter also.
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I fish tiny. BWO's, Griffith Gnats, Snow Flies in #18 to #24 and droppers like Zebra's, WD40's (black Olive and Grey) and Serendipity plus Haresears, PT, Prince Nymphs and CopperJohns in #18 to #24.
If you fish after a rain, try a San Juan Worm.

I personally haven't tried Woolly Buggers, but I swear, I am going to this year. Muddlers work great for baitfish flies.

Now, one last note. SOW BUGS (potato bugs) SCUDS are a main diet YEAR ROUND. be sure and try them.
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I have been using copper johns, rootbear and olive wooly buggers, a GRHE flashback, and prince nymphs on the river this year here in Nevada. But, there was a lot of good input into what the board folks put in thier winter fly boxes on a previous thread where I asked a similar question.

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Old 01-30-2010, 01:45 AM
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Hope this helps,

Virginia Hatch Chart - Fly Fishing Community

North Carolina Hatch Chart - Fly Fishing North Carolina

WVAngler.com - Fly Fishing WV - Hatch Chart for The Elk

Hatch Chart For the Elk River


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Default Re: Winter Fly Fishing

Thanks everybody for the input and the advice. I will be sure to try it all out
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I'm heading out to the gunpowder tomorro. I'll start with hares ears, go to copper johns, and woolly bugers. When it warms up a little i.ll use a big attractor fly with a pheasant tail or hairs ear for a droper fly. it will probably be warm enough may be for a hatch. Man I love it.
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would help to know where you are at, general area would work.
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I'll hit massmore rd early morning. probably if it's good i'll stay there. if not i'll hit york rd in afternoon. it's goingto get in the mid fifties. Depends if ther is a hatch at massmor in the afternoon.Shop said waters got to warm a little.
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Default Re: Winter Fly Fishing

Well, I have tried most of the flies mentioned here, and I have had the best luck with a black and olive woolly bugger. I have caught a decent amount of fish on it. Not much luck with anything else though.
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