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WATCH: Five Flies for February 2022 with Landon Mayer

Ivan Orsic / Feb 10, 2022

It's FEBRUARY and winter is HERE, but spring is on the horizon. While we're inching towards big spring midge and blue-winged olive season, we're still in the small midge and attractor world for the most part. However, as we progress through February, we should start to see things change a bit in regards to bug selection.

For this month's episode, Tanner Smith and Ivan Orsic are joined by Landon Mayer to talk about winter fishing and take a deep dive into some of the design behind his signature flies. The fellas touched on everything from the transition from winter to spring fishing, diurnal sun cycles, bug selection, rigging, fly color choice, and of course, how big of morons Ivan and Tanner are.

We also talked about Landon's most recent book "Landon Mayer's Guide Flies - Easy to Tie Patterns for Tough Trout." If you happen to be coming to the Denver Fly Fishing Show, make sure to listen all the way through because Landon is giving away THREE COPIES of his book at the Fly Fishing Show. Find Landon at the show and give him the code word we provide towards the end of the show.

We also answered a couple of commenter questions about rigging, bug choice, and fishing techniques. If you have a question about March fishing - leave a comment down below on the YouTube video. If we pick yours, you'll WIN a Trouts Prize Pack - including prizes from Rising Fish and Umpqua! We're stepping up our game in this regard and we're excited to show you what we have for your upcoming prize packs with a little help from some of our favorite brands.

For the month of February, the Five Flies are available at our Denver location and online.


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