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Trouts Journal

Winter Bugs

Ivan Orsic / Dec 13, 2013

It looks like this December cold snap is about to break. If you are new into winter fly fishing, here is a great overview by Orvis of local winter fly patterns that every angler should consider before heading out to a Colorado tailwater. Here is a quick excerpt from guide Chris Barry:

“Without a doubt, one of the best flies for the winter is the zebra midge. When the water turns cooler, the the majority of mayflies and caddisflies cease activity, which leaves the midge as the trout’s go-to meal. Pound-for-pound in the ecosystem, midges make up the main food source." – Chris Barry

For our latest winter fly fishing report from the Arkansas River, CLICK HERE or check out our three part Colorado Winter Fly Fishing Series from earlier in the year. If you ever have any questions about winter fly fishing close to Denver or in Colorado stop by the shop or give us a call at 303.733.1434. We’re here to help!

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