On Sunday I had one of those quiet days at home. After week-end, upon week-end of a days fishing plus a day of some other activity, I needed to re-group, and sort out my fishing tackle. Fly reels were turning up in cool-boxes in the kitchen, leaders in my briefcase, fly floatant smeared on my drivers license, that sort of thing. It was time to sort it all out. I also needed to empty the fly-patch, since I am sure I have been dropping flies off of there into bankside vegetation all over the province.
So I emptied what was in there onto the coffee table.
It is not a complete collection, but a fairly representative sample of what I have been tying on the business end lately.
This has all of course been on stillwater, with the rivers having been closed until this week.
Centre left going down, are : an egg pattern, a gill-bodied nymph, and a San Juan worm.
The largest one is a #6 (the Minkie), and the smallest the CDC emerger at #18.
And the flies that have done some damage?
The FMD, The egg pattern, and that red and black woolly bugger.
What patterns would you have added to a stillwater winter collection?