Classic Winter Pattern: Josh’s Reaper Midge

Written by: Josh Williams


Winter trout often key on midges near or on the surface.
All photos by Josh Williams

Winter fishing in tailwaters can be both very fun and very frustrating. Although the absence of fair-weather fishermen means less angling pressure, you still have to deal with cold weather and. . .

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Some of the best dry-fly action of late summer and fall features trout feeding on Isonychia adults. As Tim Flagler notes in this video, fish seems to eat these mayflies even when there are very few on. . .

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I am lucky enough to sit next to Tom Rosenbauer here at HQ, and as I was watching this video of Tim Flagler teaching us how to tie this gorgeous streamer, Tom stopped at my desk. He said, . . .

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The Bivisible is one of those time-tested patterns that you’ll still find in many anglers’ boxes today. Although no one knows for certain who first wrapped these contrasting hackles on a . . .

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