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hypobaricstalker 01-16-2012 04:12 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 04:38 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:

Trailed by one or two of the following:
Improved Shop Vac:
KG's Deep Purple Peril Midge:
Bead-head Brassie:
Zebra Midge:


trout trekker 01-16-2012 05:26 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.

...and if all else fails, chug a bugger.

Thanks, TT

tbblom 01-16-2012 06:13 PM

Re: Go to winter fly?
For the bigger fish in Boulder Creek and nearby: Bellyache minnow #2-4

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.

Been catching a few medium sized fish on a #12 bird's nest too (upper right version has been working best):

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

See you on the creek hypobaric:D

bhflyfisher 01-16-2012 08:17 PM

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

tbblom 01-16-2012 08:55 PM

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

I'm kind of stuck on it...

mikel 01-16-2012 09:18 PM

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


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 09:50 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 10:03 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 01-16-2012 11:45 PM

Re: Go to winter fly?

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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