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WATCH: Five Flies for December 2021 | Winter is Here...sort of.

Ivan Orsic / Dec 10, 2021


It's DECEMBER and winter is almost here. That means midges are generally going to be the primary fare for trout throughout the Colorado Rockies. That certainly doesn't mean that streamers, blue-wings, eggs, and attractors can't get the job done, but midges will consistently produce as we head into winter. Winter Storm Atticus is bringing snow to our parts and that's certainly a welcome change from the relatively balmy late fall we've had.

For this month's episode, Tanner Smith and Ivan Orsic are joined by Trouts Head Guide Scott Dickson to talk about winter fishing and how we all like to approach fishing in the final month of the year. From scouting river structure for the upcoming year to reducing tangles in the winter with three fly rigs and small flies, the fellas touched on more than just fly choice.

We also answered a couple of commenter questions about rigging, bug choice, and fishing techniques. If you have a question about January fishing - leave a comment down below on the YouTube video. If we pick yours, you'll WIN a Trouts Prize Pack! We'll be welcoming Zeke Hersh to the January episode - so pick his brain about fishing freestones in the winter.

Get your Five Flies for December 2021 in-store or online.

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