We all have our go-to flies for each of our favorite rivers. Like a trusty canine companion, they are always there for you when you need them most and can be counted on day in and day out. Here, we’ll discuss our staple flies for one of our favorite rivers in Colorado, the South Platte. Regardless of the time of year, season or weather, these flies are sure to give you the edge you need to have a productive day on the water.
Category: Imitative nymph
Life Stage: Larva/Pupa
This must have fly is highly effective on the South Platte, or any tailwater for that matter. Depending on how the head is tied, the Black Beauty imitates both midge pupa and larva. This pattern consists of nothing more than some black thread and dubbing, fine copper wire and a glass bead (optional). Midges are a trout’s primary food source year round and the Black Beauty effectively imitates a large portion of the many midge species found in Colorado. While size can vary, on the South Pla...
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