Fall "Cold War" Tactics

September 23, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

In this morning’s Denver Post, Charlie Meyers interviews four Colorado experts on the techniques they use for reaching fish that have gone deep. Fly designer John Barr has two favorite fall flies, one of them ” a large, top-water fly with a rabbit-strip tail, a marabou collar, large eyes and deer-hair head tied almost vertically for maximum water movement when stripped. ‘You want to be able to spray water, push a gentle bow wake or everything in between,’ Barr says of a pattern designed for calm conditions.”