Well the weather and stream conditions are not good, so it is tying time. It is always fun to set at the tying bench coming up with new patterns and variations of existing patterns. I have spent many years trying to find that magic fly that catches the fish on every cast, it is not out there. You will come up with something that works very well for some time, but then the newness wears off and it is time for something else. Here are a few winter patterns I am working on for use in January and February on the tailwaters.
A small variation of an existing fly pattern with a little more flash added to the tail
Here is one from the internet with a slight variation on the colors to match what is in my rivers
Well back to the tying bench