Coldwater Fly Patterns: It's All About Movement

November 19, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

“As water temperatures drop, fish generally migrate to deeper pools or to those areas of the stream where currents are the slowest or softest. Because most coldwater lies have slow currents, the flies we present will drift by at a very slow rate, and fish unfortunately get plenty of time to evaluate it.” Rich Culver delivers excellent advice about why soft, “self-motivated” tying materials make more sense as the temperature drops. In Alaska’s Capital Cities Weekly.