During the winter, fly fishers will tie 90% of the flies that they’ll tie all year. Its important to check your fly boxes from time to time to check your inventory and get things organized. Fly tying is the perfect activity for long cold nights sitting close to a wood stove with a glass of WhistlePig Rye near by, and twisting up some of the flies you’re short on.
This winter we will be featuring flies that our guides use, and highly recommend that not only should they be in your box, but they should be used on most days fishing. If you are lucky enough to be reading our winter river reports, You can be rewarded by having the opportunity to purchase these flies at a discount price. Just contact us by any method on the site and we’ll get your order ready for for the spring.
First fly up: Woolly Bugger
This fly is Ubiquitous, meaning you can find it in any fly box no matter what species you fish for. I have caught practically every fish that swims in Vermont on one. From perch to pike, but mostly trout and bass. Lake or small stream it is productive anywhere. All of our guides agree that you need a bunch of them.
A couple of other thing we agree on. You need different colors and sizes. We agree that the top 3 colors are Black, white and olive. You should have large and long buggers, size #4 or 6 hooks for bass, pike and bowfin, down to #14-12 for trout and pan fish. Drop one off your bibbit while ice fishing for perch(tip alert)
We’ll customize to any color and size. Special orders don’t upset us.