Best Flies and DIY Spots: Easy Links

These flies work, and these rivers produce. Links are below. Note that these are all amply-stocked waters that many already visit and about which much information already has been published. I’ve found that many rivers are sub-par. I track in my fishing journal what fly patterns work on which waters. So, the links below are

Roger Hill’s Stillborn Midge and ‘The Mighty Midge’

Midge emergers did well for me during a fun over-nighter at the Deerfield and Farmington (here). In fact, two patterns absolutely crushed it. At tailwaters, midges hatch year-round. They’re important bugs for trout, particularly when there isn’t a heavy hatch of something else happening. At the Deerfield, a size 24 Roger Hill’s Stillborn Midge was