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
When water is a bit broken, I have good luck using dropper flies with some color. Sometimes, a fly incorporates a hot spot. Sometimes, it is a bit flashy. As I’ve written before, I have good results year-round with the Rainbow Warrior. Inventor Lance Egan ties them down to size 20, and so, I’ve made
One of my go-to flies this past year is Lance Egan’s Rainbow Warrior. For some reason, trout really love it. It’s bright, has an interesting thorax from a magical material, and has a red-thread body underneath some plastic material. And, it’s extremely rugged. As I’ve blogged before, Lance is on the national fly fishing team.
One of the most effective colors in my fly tying arsenal is this: fluorescent orange. That color has worked wonders at the Farmington, Millers and Westfield East Branch rivers. I work with UTC thread to incorporate that color into some of my nymphs. Easy to do so. View this post on Instagram Orange did well