Composed by: John Method, The Tackle Shop
The later sunshine this time of year makes everybody believe winter season is almost over and gets the juices streaming for spring fishing. If you require to scratch the itch and go out on the excellent waters of Montana, here are a couple of nymphs that you truly require to have at your disposal.
1. Rubber Leg Stonefly / Pat’s Rubberlegs
( Black, olive, or tan; sizes 6-12)
This is the gold requirement for all nymphs in Montana. Stoneflies exist year-round in the river and supply a stable source of food for trout. Throughout the spring, I truly like the Black with white legs, or an olive body.
2. San Juan Worm
( Numerous colors; sizes 10-14)
Love it or dislike it, the San Juan simply flat out catches fish. In the late winter season and early spring, I like the hot pink along with the pink Laser worm.
3. Copper John Nymph
( Copper, red, and black; sizes 12-18)
I do not understand why, however in the early spring a plus size 10 or perhaps 8 copper johns can truly produce. I believe it is the color and the weight of all the copper on these big nymphs. These big CJ’s are constantly in my rotation prior to overflow.
3. Egg Fly
( Pink, orange, peach; sizes 8-12)
The whitefish are concluding their winter season generate, and the rainbows are simply beginning. Fish that are starving from a winter season of cold will nab up any free-floating egg they can discover. Throughout this time of year, I like the Otters Soft Egg in pink/peach along with the Crystal Meth egg in intense pink.
5. Zebra Midge
( Red and/or black; sizes 16-22)
For lots of rivers, the very first hatches are midgets, which in fact hatch all year long making them a continuous food source. We like the basic black and silver in a size 14-16 for late-winter fishing.
Late winter season and early spring can be a good time to go out and fish. The fish are starving, you need to have the location to yourself and the water is generally low and clear. Take these 5 nymphs with you when you go and you will be stacking the chances in your favor.
John Method owns and runs The Tackle Shop in Ennis, Montana