With the Winter Fly Fest only a few weeks away no doubt many will be at the bench tying, or down at your Manic Retailer buying your arsenal for a productive weekend away. To make life easier we asked Manic Mate, Karl Sawyer what patterns he used to kill it down there just recently.
“I always carry two rods over winter, one set up for nymphing, and one for swinging. My ‘go to’ rig is a BTB Hare and Copper Bomb in size 10 with either a Glo Bug Tangerine / Brite Red Size 14, or in clearer water the Late McRoe. On the Scott Two Hander I generally run an orange tungsten bead head rabbit in size 6 but if not a gold bead, olive woolly bugger is a pretty reliable standby.”
BTB H&C Bomb
Glo Bug Tangerine / Brite Red
GTB Slim Shady
With some fresh runs pushing upriver it’s looking to be a great few weeks. August 11th. See y’all there!