02-22-2010, 06:08 PM
Re: Good flies for late winter/early spring in Iowa
I am not in IA.... so can not help you much with regards to what's working and not right now.
Th reason I'm replying is two part:
First-- don't get too anxious to get out on the water just yet. If you are new to FF'ing, I'd suggest putting a puff of yarn (no hook) on the end of your leader and cast in your front yard or local park, or any open area.
Practice your casts, and then practice your casts, and then practice your casts..... (I have a few IA friends on the forum and know that IA is seeing much the same weather as we are (KS) right now-- most fish are pretty still...)
Spend the rest of the winter getting your cast sorted, and be ready for some good fishing come spring....
I really think your experience will be all the more enjoyable if you approach things this way.... (I am, of course, assuming that you are completely new to the sport-- which your OP suggested...)
Keep rod tip high, 10 and 2, all that... work on casting fundamentals....
Second-- what are you fishing for? That will help answer the original question about what flies to use......
'Welcome aboard' -- and there is more help and knowledge on this board than you could imagine-- ask away and there will be plenty of help with whatever you need.