December Flies for Winter



Not Pictured:

Cyclops Midge Adult with Deer Wing


Strategies and Techniques:

December is the month that we say good bye to the Blue Winged Olive (Baetis) and start to hone in on rising fish with Midges.  Casting Adult BWO’s to rising fish is still going to happen throughout  the month but the emergence is lighter and trout will take adult BWO’s readily.  If trout don’t like your BWO then that’s your key to shift to Midges.  I typically will use a Griffith Gnat as my lead fly and drop at 15 inches a Secret Midge or a Bubble Midge.  Happy Holidays!